iPhoto ‘11: Keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts

You can use your keyboard to quickly accomplish many tasks in iPhoto. To find the shortcuts for common commands, look in the menus (or see the keyboard shortcuts below). To complete an action in the left column, press the keys indicated in the right column.

Action
Shortcut
Import and export

Import photos

Shift-Command-I

Export photos

Shift-Command-E

Organize

Move to the top of the photo library

Home

Move to the bottom of the photo library

End

Create new folder

Option-Shift-Command-N

Create new (empty) album

Shift-Command-N

Create new album from selection

Command-N

Create new Smart Album

Option-Command-N

Set the key photo for an Event or Faces group (from the main viewing window)

Hold the pointer over the group and press the Space bar to select the photo

Set the key photo for an Event or Faces group (from the main viewing window or Events or Faces view)

Press the Control key while clicking the desired photo, and then choose Make Key Photo from the shortcut menu

Scroll selected Event into view

G

Split Event

S

Change size of photo thumbnails

0, 2, 3, 1 (smallest to largest)

Magnify single photo to fill viewing area

Double-click thumbnail photo or press Space bar

Reduce photo to thumbnail view

Double-click magnified photo or press Space bar

Move to previous or next magnified photo

Press Left Arrow and Right Arrow keys

Open photo in edit view

Return

Enter or leave full-screen view

Control-Command-F

Show or hide titles

Shift-Command-T

Show or hide Event titles in Photos view

Shift-Command-F

Show or hide hidden photos

Shift-Command-H

Show or hide ratings

Shift-Command-R

Set the title, date, or comments of multiple photos (“batch change”)

Shift-Command-B

Show photo information

Command-I

Rotate photo

Command-R

Rotate photo in opposite direction

Option-Command-R or press the Option key while clicking the Rotate button

Duplicate photo

Command-D

Cut photo

Command-X

Copy photo

Command-C

Paste photo

Command-V

Flag or unflag a photo

Command-Period (.)

Hide or show a hidden photo

Command-L

Manage keywords

Command-K

Delete published album

Command-Delete

Move photo to Trash from the photo library, or remove photo from album

Delete

Move photo to Trash from album

Option-Command-Delete

Empty Trash

Shift-Command-Delete

Select and deselect photos

Select a single photo

Click the photo

Select all photos

Command-A

Select all photos between the current selection and a nonadjacent photo

Hold down the Shift key and click the nonadjacent photo

Select photos that are not adjacent to one another

Select the first photo, then hold down the Command key and click additional photos

Select several photos located together

Click outside the photos and drag to enclose them within the selection rectangle

Deselect specific photos in a group of selected photos

Hold down the Command key and click the photos you want to deselect

Deselect all photos

Shift-Command-A or click outside a photo

Rate photos

Remove a photo’s rating

Command-0

Assign one star to a photo

Command-1

Assign two stars to a photo

Command-2

Assign three stars to a photo

Command-3

Assign four stars to a photo

Command-4

Assign five stars to a photo

Command-5

Slideshows

Stop a slideshow

Press the Escape (esc) key, or move the mouse to show the slideshow controls, and then click the close button (X)

Pause slideshow or resume playing

Space bar

Move through a slideshow manually

Press the Right Arrow or Left Arrow key

Edit

Enter edit view

Command-E

Open crop tool

C

Disable constrain setting in crop tool when selecting an area

Press the Shift key while dragging

Switch between portrait and landscape constrain settings in crop tool when selecting an area

Drag vertically for portrait crop or drag horizontally for landscape crop

Remove red-eye

R

Adjust red-eye pointer size

Press Left Bracket ([) to decrease or Right Bracket (]) to increase

Open Adjust pane

A

Open Effects pane

E

Straighten photo

S

Retouch photo

T

Adjust retouch brush size

Press Left Bracket ([) to decrease or Right Bracket (]) to increase

Adjust white balance

W

Show Recovery slider in Adjust pane (for RAW-format photos only)

Option (Exposure slider changes to Recovery slider)

Compare before and after edit

Shift

Go to next photo

Right Arrow

Go to previous photo

Left Arrow

Zoom in 100 percent on specific area of photo

Move pointer to area, then press 1 or Z

Zoom in 200 percent on specific area of photo

Move pointer to area, then press 2

Zoom in on center of photo 100 percent

Move pointer off photo, then press 1 or Z

Zoom in on center of photo 200 percent

Move pointer off photo, then press 2

Zoom out

0, Z, or Grave Accent ( ` ) key

Adjust the view of a photo when zoomed in

Press the Space bar while dragging

Return to organize view

Double-click the photo

Undo last action

Command-Z

Redo last action

Shift-Command-Z

Book, card, and calendar projects

Rotate carousel one theme to the right

Right Arrow

Rotate carousel one theme to the left

Left Arrow

Rotate carousel three themes to the right

Up Arrow

Rotate carousel three themes to the left

Down Arrow

Move forward one page or spread

Right Arrow

Move back one page or spread

Left Arrow

Make selected text italic

Command-I

Underline selected text

Command-U

Spelling

Shift-Command-Semicolon (;)

Remove photo from page

Select photo and press Delete

Remove unplaced photo from project

Select the unplaced photo in the photo browser and press Delete

Move to the beginning of the photo browser or page view area

Home

Move to the end of the photo browser or page view area

End

Remove page from book project

Select the book page and press Delete

Print

Print

Command-P

General

Show preferences

Command-Comma (,)

iPhoto Help

Command-Question Mark (?)

Close window and quit iPhoto

Command-W

Minimize window

Command-M

Hide iPhoto

Command-H

Quit iPhoto

Command-Q

Published Date: Apr 23, 2013
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