LIGHTROOM: Needs more Shortcut Keys!

  • 4
  • Idea
  • Updated 5 years ago
  • (Edited)
I'm a wedding photographer. That being said I'm using lightroom a lot! (love the program) Lately I've been developing carpel tunnel in my right hand from using the sliders to adjust my photos. Talking to my doctor he said I should use my left hand, different mouses, brace... SO I bought myself 5 different ergo mouses, a brace and programable game pad. The programable key pad is amazing. I bought it thinking I'd program the short cuts and really take control of my editing and my carpel tunnel. I bought the logitech g13 game pad.. it's amazing but I need short cut keys to adjust for white balance, contrast, highlights, shadows, black clipping.... and you don't have that? Or if you do I can't find them. I think if you did you'd honestly speed up the editing process and as a photographer, I can't tell you what I'd pay to make that happen. You can make the short cut 10 keys long and I can program them into one. If you did I'd get a shirt made that reads "Lightroom Rocks!!!" Think about it.

Sara Jordan
Photo of sara jordan

sara jordan

  • 1 Post
  • 0 Reply Likes

Posted 5 years ago

  • 4
Photo of Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen

Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

  • 4528 Posts
  • 1717 Reply Likes
The idea gets my support, but I'm guessing you need a shorter term solution than that!

I've had similar problems in the past, and my best solution turned out to be a graphics pen held loosely in my right hand, floating over the slider I wanted to adjust, and a Contour Shuttle Pro under my left hand. Float over the slider, turn the dial with the other hand to adjust. Works great, low cost, and doesn't break when a new LR version comes out, because it's just using the built in shortcuts.

You could also take a look at RPG Keys, Motibodo, VSCO keys and a variety of other third party keyboards that offer the button-based controls for specific sliders.