|What’s the problem?
Using the mouse to move the Develop sliders is slow and tiring when you are processing hundreds of photos. Many solutions require you to buy expensive hardware add-ons.
Move the Lightroom actions under your fingertips on the keyboard. You can change all exposure controls, in small or large jumps, by typing. You can still access the default Lightroom keyboard shortcuts quickly and easily
|Highly-configurable Pro version
LRKeys2Pro adds over 300 keyboard shortcuts and api actions and allows you to map them to the keys that you want. You can even trigger a sequence of actions with a single key press using Macros. Now more robust and even more powerful, and now with the new Texture control.
|Basic and Motibodo* versions
LRKeys2Basic includes the most-used editing actions.
Already tried Motibodo*? LRKeys2M is configured for Motibodo* users!
21-days free trial
What’s the problem?
Moving the Develop sliders to edit Exposure, Highlights, Shadows, Temperature and so on, is slow and tiring when you are processing hundreds of photos. There are only a few useful Lightroom keyboard shortcuts defined by default which are relevant for editing photos in the Develop module. And some of the most useful Develop controls are also tucked away off-screen in the lower panels. And in Lightroom, you can’t redefine keyboard shortcuts. Some Lightroom plugins require you to buy extra hardware add-ons to get quick access to the Develop sliders. This can get expensive, and only adds to the clutter on your desk.
Take the pain out of bulk editing by moving Lightroom actions under your fingertips on the keyboard you already use. No expensive add-ons are needed.
Unlike some other solutions, LRKeys key mapper uses a nifty combination of a Windows app (which can remap the default keyboard shortcuts) and Lightroom plugin (through which the Windows app can talk directly to the Lightroom Classic API). No MIDI drivers are needed, and the mappings are not dependent on knowing the exact screen co-ordinates of the controls. LRKeys is therefore simple to install, and is robust and future-proof.
Medium-sized adjustments are achieved with normal key presses, which can then be refined in smaller increments with Ctrl+key press. If you need to make large changes, just use Shift+key press.
Highly-configurable Pro version
NEW! LRKeys2Pro v2.1 Beta is now free to use until the end of May! Go to Downloads to try it out.
LRKeys2Pro allows you to create custom keyboard shortcuts for Lightroom. You can move existing shortcuts to keys which suit you better. And not only that. You can redefine Lightroom keyboard shortcuts to perform a wide range of actions – with over 300 keyboard shortcuts and api Develop actions, including all the main sliders – now including both Dehaze and Texture controls. These custom key mappings cover the entire range of the Develop module, from Adjustment Brush settings and Tone Curve values, to Details and Graduated Filters. Is there a control you often use, but it is hidden away in the lower panel? LRKeys can bring it right where you want it.
There is an intuitive graphical mappings editor, allowing you to customise different sets of mappings. New in version 2, each set of key mappings is stored as a separate .lrk configuration file. By default, these are saved to MyDocuments. This approach should be much more robust and reliable.
You can define the amount to move sliders separately for each mapping. You can also switch between mapping sets at the touch of a button. This allows you, for example, to map the Adjustment Brush sliders to the same keys as the Basic sliders. All you have to do is switch mapping sets when you switch to the Adjustment Brushes.
And last but not least, each key press can trigger a Macro – a sequence of keyboard shortcuts and Develop actions, making Relative Presets a reality. For example, as you reduce Highlights, you can automatically compensate for overall brightness by slightly increasing Exposure. Or when you convert a photo to Black and White, you can also adjust Contrast, Clarity, White and Black levels relative to the existing values. LRKeys2Pro comes with sample Macros for you to try.
|LRKeys Basic version
LRKeys2Basic comes with an intuitive and efficient set of pre-defined key mappings for the most frequently-used Develop actions in the Basic Develop panel. This layout has been optimised by many hours of testing and real-life professional use on wedding, portrait and landscape photo editing. In version 2, this now includes the new Dehaze and Texture controls.
LRKeys for Motibodo* users
With LRKeys version 2, there is a new member of the family – LRKeys2M. This is similar to LRKeys2Basic, but it is ready-configured for users familiar with Motibodo. Motibodo used to be available for both Mac and Windows, but has now dropped support for Windows. LRKeys2M plugs this gap, so you don’t need to relearn the main key mappings.
* Motibodo is a trademark of Dave Cheung.
21-days free trial
LRKeys is free to try for 21 days. It is fully functional for that time, so you will soon see how fast you can go!
See the Features and Prices page for more info.