A Thorough Guide on How To Select Multiple Photos in Lightroom

Do you need to select multiple photos in Lightroom but don’t want to spend a lot of time doing it? It can be hard to find the photo you’re looking for when you have thousands of photos stored in different folders.

That’s why it’s best to edit your photos in Lightroom. It makes it much easier to find and select the ones you want to work with.

This blog post will show you how to quickly and easily select multiple photos in Lightroom, saving you a lot of time and making your photo editing process much faster. Let’s get started!

How To Select Multiple Photos in Lightroom

There are many methods for selecting multiple photos in Lightroom. Let’s look at some of the ways you can do this.

Holding Down the Shift Key

If you want to select a group of photos next to each other, hold down the shift key while clicking on the photos.

Holding Down the Ctrl (Cmd) Key

If you want to select a group of photos not adjacent to each other, hold down the ctrl button (cmd) key while clicking on the photos. 

Dragging a Selection Box

Another way to select multiple photos is by dragging a selection box around them. This can be achieved by clicking and dragging the mouse cursor over the desired images.

Select All

If you want to select all of the photos in an album, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+A button (Cmd+A on Mac). This is a shortcut that allows you to select all images without having to click and drag.

Using Labels

Lightroom has a label tool that can select multiple photos at once. To do this, click on the label icon in the top right corner of Lightroom.

Using Color Labels

Lightroom has a color label tool used to select multiple photos at once. Click on the color label icon in the top left corner of Lightroom and choose one from the list.

Using Star Ratings

Lightroom has a rating star tool that can select multiple photos at once. To use this tool, click on the rating star icon in the top right corner of Lightroom or press 0-5 on your keyboard to assign stars accordingly (0 is no stars and * is five stars).

Using Flags Icon

If you want to select more than one image at once, Lightroom has some tools to help with this. First, click on the flag icon in the top right corner of Lightroom or press P on your keyboard. Then use shift+click, ctrl+click, or drag a selection box to select the desired images.

Now that we know how to select multiple photos in Lightroom, let’s look at some tips for editing them!

How To Select Photos From Different Modules

In Lightroom, you can select photos from two different modules: the library and develop modules.

Library Module

When working in the library module, click on a photo to begin selecting photos for editing or other tasks. You’ll see a black border appear around each selected image as well as an orange checkmark next to them at all times!

Develop Module

When working in the develop module, click on a photo to begin selecting photos for editing or other tasks. A black border will appear around each selected image as well as an orange checkmark next to them.

How To Select Multiple Images in Different Folders

In Lightroom, you can also select multiple images in different folders or different file locations.

To do this, first, go to the “Folders” panel on the left side of Lightroom. Then click on the folder that contains the images you want to select. A thumbnail preview of all of the photos in that folder will appear in the main window. Now use one of the methods described above to select multiple images!

How To Select Multiple Albums From the Same Folder

In Lightroom, you can also select multiple albums. To do this, go to the “Albums” panel on the left side of Lightroom. Then click on an album that contains photos you want to edit by pressing Shift+click, Ctrl+click, or dragging a selection box to select them.

How Do I Remove an Image From the Selection?

In Lightroom, you can also deselect unwanted photos by using Shift+click or Ctrl+click on the photo that was previously selected in order to add it back into the group of images being edited!

Editing Photos in Lightroom

Now that we know how to select multiple images in Lightroom, let’s dive into the essential steps for editing them!

How To Adjust Exposure in Lightroom

In the develop module, you can adjust the exposure of your photos by moving the Exposure slider. This will brighten or darken your photo depending on the direction you move it in.

How To Adjust Contrast in Lightroom

In the develop module, you can adjust the contrast of your photos by moving the Contrast slider. This will make colors more vivid or muted.

How to Edit White Balance in Lightroom

In the develop module, you can change how warm/cool a photo looks by moving the White Balance slider. This will make colors more vivid or muted depending on the direction that you move the slider.

Bottomline

In this article, we’ve discussed how to select and unselect multiple images in Lightroom. You can do it in many ways, but it is recommended that you use the star rating tool because it’s very fast and easy to use! We also looked at some tips for editing photos in Lightroom.

Before you leave, why not check out our guide on how to convert a raw file to jpeg format.