Lightroom has been around long enough now that most photographers are au fait with it, many even experienced. But with modern software — particularly in our industry — the depth is almost unknowable. So, here are 15 tricks which can save you time, and I'd bet there are very few photographers, if any, that already knew all of these.
I went through clear stages with Lightroom. At first, I thought it was so complex and intricate that I couldn't possibly become confident at it, let alone master it. Then, over the years I began to pick up tricks, I improved my workflow, and I gained experience in using it for multiple applications. I naively began to believe that I was in fact mastering it. Then I reached the stage which has lasted the longest. I know what I know, and I now know how much there is to know, and therefore just how little of that I know. You know?
The tip I heard some time ago that has served me very well is the backslash tip. Pressing and holding the backslash key will show you the image before you made any edits. Releasing the key will go back to showing you the image with the edits you've made. This might seem an innocuous tool, but it has a number of perks: you can see if you've pushed your image too far with post processing, you can spot areas of the image that need attention, you can identify parts of your image that haven't take well to your new settings, and so on.
Do you have any time-saving tips for when using Lightroom?