Luminar Keyboard Shortcut Guide

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I’ve just started testing out the impressive new Luminar editing software from Mac developers, Macphun. There’s a good reason why Apple have picked these guys for the Best of the Mac App Store for 5 years in a row! Luminar has a lot of powerful features, and allows layer-based editing which is something sorely lacking in Adobe Lightroom. On top of that, Luminar doesn’t require a subscription like the Adobe apps.

Whenever I learn new software I always like to collate all of the keyboard shortcuts so that I can begin to work on a nice fast workflow. Editing photos is a necessity, but I’ll be honest, I’d much rather be with my camera in the field! Learning some shortcuts always speeds things up and gets me back out there quicker.

With that in mind, here’s all the handy Macphun Luminar keyboard shortcuts for you!

Option Key
Command Key
Shift Key
Control Key Ctrl
Return Key
Alt Key Alt


C Crop tool
⌘+D Denoise Tool
⌘+E Erase Tool
⌘+J Clone&Stamp tool
⌘+T Transform Tool
J Show/hide “hot” and “cold” pixels
R Radial Mask mode
G Gradian Mask mode
B Brush Mode
H Hand Mode
Show/hide preset panel and side panel
; Activate/deactivate split-screen comparison
\ Activate before/after comparison

Luminar Menu

⌘+, Open Preferences
⌘+H Hide Luminar
⌘+Q Quit Luminar

File Menu

⌘+O Open Image
⌘+W Clode File
⌘+B Open Batch Processing Mode
⌘+S Save File
⌘+⇧+S Save As
⌘+⇧+F Show Original File in Finder
⌘+⇧+E Export Image
⌘+⇧+P Page Setup
⌘+P Print

Edit Menu

⌘+Z Undo
⇧+⌘+Z Redo
⌘+X Cut
⌘+C Copy
⌘+V Paste

Mask Editing

[ Decrease Brush Radius
] Increase Brush Radius
⇧+[ Decrease Brush Softness
⇧+] Increase Brush Softness
X Switch between Painting/Erasing modes
/ Show current layer mask in red
⌘+I Invert Layer Mask


View Menu

⌘++ Zoom In
⌘+- Zoom Out
⌘+1 Original Size
⌘+0 Fit to Screen
J Show Clipping
I Hide Image Info
; Compare
⌘+Ctrl+F Full Screen Mode

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Professional photographer based in Yukon, Canada, and founder of Shutter Muse. His editorial work has been featured in publications all over the world, and his commercial clients include brands such as Nike, Apple, Adobe and Red Bull.

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