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This course enables you to harness the diverse features in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom literally at the touch of a button. Photographer and teacher Chris Orwig shares the keyboard shortcuts that make working with the modules in Lightroom more intuitive and efficient, including ways to navigate the interface, minimizing, maximizing, and zooming panels and images as you go, as well as methods for importing images. Chris also demonstrates shortcuts for organizing images with labels, stars, flags, and collections; editing image metadata; working with video; and making a wide range of image adjustments. The course provides photo editors with a whole new way to extend their reach in Lightroom: by bringing their toolset closer to the workbench.
Here we are going to take a look at few shortcuts that we can use when working with the Slideshow module. In particular, I want to focus in on how we can launch what's called an impromptu slideshow, and how we can launch that from any of our different modules. To do that, you can either target a folder of images, or a Collection of images, and then you can press this shortcut key combination: on a Mac, press Command+Return; on Windows press Control+Enter. Well, here you can see that it's showing me this slideshow of photographs, and it's going to go through these pictures, but let's say that I don't like this slideshow.
How can we change this? How can we select something different for our impromptu slideshow? Well, go ahead and press the Escape key to exit out of the slideshow. Next, we'll go to the Slideshow module by clicking on the module picker here at the top. Then, if you go to your Template Browser, you can use one of the Lightroom Templates, or if you've created a custom template, then you can use that as the target slideshow when you launch or create this impromptu slideshow. To do that, simply select it, like I want to select this one here.
I'll go ahead and click on my first image as well, and then I'm going to right-click or Control+click, and choose Use for Impromptu Slideshow. So again, it's all about right-clicking or Control+clicking. You'll notice that that little plus icon will go to the one which you'll use when you use this keyboard combination, which is Command+Return on a Mac, or Control+Enter on Windows. Well, now that I am seeing my images full screen, I like this one much better. I think this one works better with these photographs, and also I like the overall pacing of it.
So, as you can see, you can customize this, and it's a great way to be able to appreciate and enjoy your images, to kind of push yourself away from your computer, and to take a look at your photographs, and also to share your work with others.
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