Contact Sheet Shortcuts

Copy item

y

Edit in default editor

e

Upload photo via FTP

u

Turn tag on

+

Turn tag off

-

Toggle tag on/off

t

Toggle Selection and Loupe cursor modes

z

Set Star Rating (if configured in Prefs)

1 thru 5

Set Color Class (if configured in Prefs)

1 thru 8

Remove Color Class or Star Rating (if conf. in Prefs)

0

Select and scroll to last previewed item

l

Save

s

Rotate counter-clockwise 90°

[

Rotate clockwise 90°

]

Rename

M or Return

Preview

Space

Play/Stop any sounds.

a

Open Metadata (IPTC) Info

i

Move to previous Contact Sheet tab

Cmd-{

Move to next Contact Sheet tab

Command-}

Close current tab

Ctrl-w

Close all other tabs except current

Ctrl-Shift-w

Preview Window Shortcuts 

Close Preview window

Esc or Alt-w

Move back/forward one item

←, →

Scroll thumbnails by page

↑, ↓, PgUp, PgDn

Delete current item

Delete or Backspace

Toggle rendering quality (RAW vs. JPG)

q

Turn zoom on/off

z or *

Increase zoom

+

Decrease zoom

-

Toggle shadow

n

Toggle highlight

b

Link the two previews

l

One up view

o

2-up view (landscape)

v

2-up view (portraits)

h

Switch active preview pane in 2-up

Tab

Full screen mode (toggles)

f

Restore from full screen mode

r

Swap items in 2-up view

g or /

Set Color Class (if set in Prefs)

1 thru 8

Set Star Rating (if set in Prefs)

1 thru 5

Remove Star Rating or Color Class (if set in Prefs)

0

Set Color Class

Ctrl-1 thru Ctrl-8

Remove Color Class

Ctrl-0

Set Star Rating

Altl-1 thru Alt-5

Remove Star Rating

Altl-0

Toggle tag on/off

T or . (period)

Upload

u

Toggle crop tool

c or x

Remove crop

Shift-c

Rotate counter-clockwise 90°

[

Rotate clockwise 90°

]

Play/Stop audio sounds

a

Metadata (IPTC) Info

i

Add to selected items

w

Deselect

d

Copy

y

Rename

m

Edit

e

Save

s

Panning cursor

Space or Shift

Pan in the zoomed mode

Shift--↑, ↓,←, →

Pan faster in the zoomed mode

Shift-Ctrl-↑, ↓,←, →

Zoom in and out

+ and keypad-+

Zoom in and center on click

Ctrl+left-mouse-click

Metadata (IPTC) Template shortcuts 

Clear all fields

Ctrl-Delete

Load Metadata (IPTC) template

Ctrl-Alt-l

Save Metadata (IPTC) template

Ctrl-Alt-s

Show Job/User/Client dialog

Ctrl-Alt-j

Show/Hide Variables window

Ctrl-Alt-v

Apply to selected items

Ctrl-Alt-a

Accept changes and close Pad

Ctrl-Enter

Metadata (IPTC) Info shortcuts

Save changes and go to next

Alt-] or Ctrl-n

Go to next without saving

Alt-Shift-] or Ctrl-Shift-n

Save changes and go to previous

Alt-[ or Alt-b

Go back to the previous without saving

Alt-Shift-[ or Ctrl-Shift-b

Save, send to Uploader, and go to next

Alt-u

Copy all Metadata (IPTC) field data to clipboard

Ctrl-Shift-c

Paste clipboard into Metadata (IPTC) fields

Ctrl-Shift-v

Save changes and close dialog

Ctrl-Enter

Clear all fields based on Clear mask

Ctrl-Del

Load a .IPT or .XMP file

Ctrl-Alt-l

Save all as a .IPT or .XMP file

Ctrl-Alt-s

Apply the Metadata (IPTC) template 

Ctrl-Alt-c

Open Variables window

Ctrl-Alt-v

Play the associated sound file

Ctrl-Alt-a

Add Color Class

Ctrl-1 thru 8

Remove Color Class

Ctrl-0

Add Star rating

Alt-1 thru 5

Remove Star rating

Alt-0

Enlarge the thumbnail

Alt-z

Slide Show Shortcuts 

Exit Slide Show

Esc

Advance to next item

Space or →

Show previous item

Backspace or ←

Dismiss item from Slide Show

Delete or d

Tag item

+

Untag item

-

Toggle tag

t

Set Color Class

1 thru 8

Remove Color Class

0

Pause slide show if on Auto

CapsLock

Toggle fullscreen on/off

f

Menu Shortcuts 

Application Menu 

Preferences

Ctrl-, (comma)

Quit Photo Mechanic

Ctrl-q

File Menu

New Contact Sheet window

Ctrl-Alt-n

New Contact Sheet tab

Ctrl-n

Open Contact Sheet

Ctrl-o

Close Contact Sheet tab/window

Ctrl-w

Close window

Ctrl-Alt-w

Ingest

Ctrl-g

Live Ingest

Ctrl-Alt-g

Live Slide Show

Ctrl-Alt-l

Rename Photos

Ctrl-m

Copy items

Ctrl-y

Delete

Ctrl-Del

Save As

Ctrl-s

Burn items to disc

Ctrl-b

Send items by email

Ctrl-Alt-e

FTP

Ctrl-u

Upload

Ctrl-Alt-u

Export

Ctrl-Alt-x

Page setup

Ctrl-Alt-p

Print

Ctrl-p

Edit Menu 

Undo

Ctrl-z

Redo

Ctrl-Shift-z

Cut

Ctrl-x

Copy

Ctrl-c

Paste

Ctrl-v

Take Metadata (IPTC) Snapshot

Alt-c

Paste Metadata (IPTC) Snapshot

Alt-v

Find

Ctrl-f

Find and Replace

Ctrl-Shift-f

Search using Spotlight

Ctrl-Option-f

Select all

Crtl-a

Deselect all

Ctrl-d

Select tagged items

Ctrl-t

Select rotated items

Ctrl-Shift-r

Select others (invert selection)

Ctrl-Shift-o

Select Color Class 1-8

Ctrl-Shift-1 thru 8

Select anything with a Color Class

Ctrl-Shift-9

Select items with no Color Class

Ctrl-Shift-0 (XP only)

Select Star Rating 1-5

Alt-Shift-1 thru 5

Select anything Star Rated

Alt-Shift-6

Select anything not Star Rated

Alt-Shift-0

Set Code Replacements

Ctrl-Alt-c

Reload Code Replacements

Shift-Ctrl-Alt-c

Image Menu 

Metadata (IPTC) Template 

Ctrl-i

Apply Stationery Pad

Ctrl-Shift-i

Keywords panel

Ctrl-k

Structured Keywords panel

Ctrl-Shift-k

Rotate counter-clockwise 90°

Alt-[

Rotate clockwise 90°

Alt-]

Tag photos

Ctrl-NumLock-+

Untag

Ctrl-- (minus)

Preview

Ctrl-r

Edit items

Ctrl-e

Slide Show

Ctrl-l

Set Color Class

Ctrl-1 thru Ctrl-8

Remove Color Class

Ctrl-0

Set Star Rating

Alt-1 thru Alt-5

Remove Star Rating

Alt-0

View Menu 

Toggle combined RAW+JPEG

Ctrl-j

View all

F1

View selected

F2

View tagged

F3

View untagged

F4

Refresh

F5

Rescan Contact Sheet

Ctrl-/

Show/Hide Info tooltips

Ctrl-Shift-t

Tools Menu 

Apply rotation to JPEGs

Alt-r

Window Menu 

Select previous tab

Ctrl-+

Select next tab

Ctrl-- (minus)