Selection Secrets in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

December 20, 2010 | | Comments 13

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Edit Menu ScreenshotYou must know how to select multiple files using your mouse and keyboard to get the most out of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Most novice Adobe Photoshop Lightroom users figure out how to select a single thumbnail immediately but the skills need to select multiple files at the same time are often secrets. It’s a shame that these essential selection skills are not clearly explained in the program’s introductory tutorial because mastering these skills is one of the best ways to boost your productivity and speed up the digital image organization process.

In today’s video tutorial, I am going to demonstrate all of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom’s selection secrets! I’ll show you how a single left mouse click differs from a double click. I’ll demonstrate how to select a large block of files using the Shift + mouse click trick, and how to use the Command (Mac) / Control (PC) + mouse click trick to select one file over here and another over there. This is definitely not the most exciting video on our site but you must master these skills to work efficiently inside of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. There are even some advanced tricks in here that can really boost your productivity as your Lightroom catalog grows larger and larger. Check it out…

Selecting Images in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom from David Marx on Vimeo.

For another demonstration of the selection secrets in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom please watch this excellent video tutorial from Adobe Evangelist Julieanne Kost.


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About the Author: David Marx is a digital photography instructor whose engaging teaching style inspires photographers of all skill levels. David is an Adobe Certified Lightroom Expert. To learn more about David's Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software training seminars and digital photography field workshops please visit or follow David Marx on Google+.