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In this brief movie, I want to share with you two shortcuts that you can use in order to open up and to customize the Print Settings dialog box. And if you're going to get good at printing, you really need to customize these settings to ensure that your print looks its best. The first shortcut that we can use is Shift+Option+Command+P on a Mac, or Shift+Alt+Control+P on Windows. This will open up the Print Settings dialog, and what I need to do is to select my Printer, and then, of course, we need to go down to our Printer Settings, and we need to customize these settings.
Here I'm simply going to click Save in order to save those settings out. Well, how else can we access those print settings? Another way that we can do that is by pressing Command+P on a Mac, or Control+P on a Windows. Before we can send our images to the printer, we need to dial in these settings. Again, we can go down to our Printer Settings, and customize the settings here. Yet, when we press Command+P or Control+P, notice that it doesn't say save. Rather, it says Print. It's assuming that we're ready to send this to the printer.
Well, rather than clicking Print here, I want to highlight one more shortcut. Here I'll click Cancel. Notice that the Print button says Print... If we were to click on that, that would open up his dialog. Wherever you see dots in Lightroom, that means that you're about to see a dialog, yet let's say that we want to skip this dialogue. Well one way to be able to do that is to use a shortcut which we talked about in the previous movie, and that is to print one copy, and what that will do is it will use the print settings that we've defined, and it will then send our image directly to the printer, skipping the Print Settings dialog, so that we don't need to see that. And the shortcut to do that, again, is Command+Option+P on a Mac, or Control+Alt+P on Windows.
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