You must learn how to select multiple photos at once using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic to use this program properly. This is an essential skill to master since so much of what we do in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic requires bulk image selection skills.
Learning how to select multiple photos at once using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic will save you tons of time when you are culling out your bad photos, or organizing your good stuff with star ratings, colored labels, and keywords. You must anything master all of these selection skills because anything that you can do in Lightroom Classic to one image, you can do to a block of images.
It bothers me that Adobe does not take the time to explain any of this to beginners. It bothers me that the skills required to select multiple images at once in the Grid View are some type of secret knowledge that new Lightroom users are supposed to just magically know. Since Lightroom Classic offers no instruction on these essential skills here is a little cheat sheet for our image selection skills:
- Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + left click (on the image’s thumbnail) to select multiple, discontiguous images while in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic’s Library Module Grid View
- Shift + left click to select a block of contiguous images while in Lightroom Classic’s Library Module Grid View
- Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + A to select all of the images in the current view
- Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + D to deselect all of the images in the current view
It takes a little practice to remember these tricks but stick with it. These selection skills are essential if you want to get your money’s worth out of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic.