Adobe Photoshop Elements’ Organizer Keyboard Shortcuts

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Using keyboard shortcuts are a great way to speed up productivity and efficiency, so I always make an effort to learn at least some of the shortcuts in every program. To help me learn Adobe Photoshop Elements' Organizer keyboard shortcuts, I created a "Cheat Sheet" to list all of them.

You can see all of the shortcuts below, but what you probably want to do is download the PSE Organizer Shortcuts Cheat Sheet. The Cheat Sheet is a PDF file, so you'll need the free Adobe Reader to view it. I set up the Cheat Sheet with the idea that it would be printed then folded in half for a smaller reference--but you can use it however you like.

Note that these are the shortcuts in the Organizer part of Elements only, not the Editor shortcuts (though I'm sure some of them are the same).

This list was created for PSE version 3. All of the shortcuts worked in version 4, too, but I haven't used later versions so I'm not sure what might have changed.

PSE Organizer Keyboard Shortcuts

File Menu

  • Get Photos
    • From Camera/Card Reader: Ctrl + G
    • From Scanner: Ctrl + U
    • From Files & Folders: Shift + Ctrl + G
    • From Mobile Phone: Shift + Ctrl + M
  • Catalog: Shift + Ctrl + C
  • Burn: Ctrl + B
  • Duplicate: Shift + Ctrl + D
  • Rename: Shift + Ctrl + N
  • Move: Shift + Ctrl + V
  • Export: Ctrl + E
  • Attach to E-mail: Shift + Ctrl + E
  • Page Setup: Shift + Ctrl + P
  • Print: Ctrl + P
  • Exit : Ctrl + Q

Edit Menu

  • Undo: Ctrl + Z
  • Redo: Ctrl + Y
  • Copy: Ctrl + C
  • Select All: Ctrl + A
  • Deselect: Shift + Ctrl + A
  • Delete from Catalog: Del
  • Rotate 90 Left: Ctrl + Left
  • Rotate 90 Right: Ctrl + Right
  • Auto Smart Fix: Shift + Ctrl + I
  • Go to Standard Edit: Ctrl + I
  • Edit with Photoshop: Ctrl + H
  • Adjust Date and Time: Ctrl + J
  • Add Caption: Shift + Ctrl + T
  • Update Thumbnail: Shift + Ctrl + U
  • Set as Desktop Wallpaper: Shift + Ctrl + W
  • Stack
    • Stack Selected Photos: Ctrl + Alt + S
    • Reveal Photos in Stack: Ctrl + Alt + R
  • Color Settings: Ctrl + Alt + G
  • Preferences: Ctrl + K

Find Menu

  • Set Date Range: Ctrl + Alt + F
  • Clear Date Range: Shift + Ctrl + F
  • By Caption or Note: Shift + Ctrl + J
  • By Filename: Shift + Ctrl + K
  • By Media Type
    • Photos: Alt + 1
    • Videos: Alt + 2
    • Audio: Alt + 3
    • Creations: Alt + 4
  • Items with Audio Captions: Alt + 5
  • Items with Unknown Date or Time: Shift + Ctrl + X
  • Untagged Items: Shift + Ctrl + Q

View Menu

  • Photo Review: F11
  • Photo Compare: F12
  • Refresh: F5
  • Go To
    • Back: Alt + Left
    • Forward: Alt + Right
  • Media Types: Ctrl + Alt + M
  • Details: Ctrl + D
  • Timeline: Ctrl + L
  • Collapse All Tags: Ctrl + Alt + T
  • Expand All Tags: Ctrl + Alt + X
  • Expand All Stacks: Ctrl + Alt + Y

Window Menu

  • Photo Browser: Ctrl + Alt + O
  • Date View: Ctrl + Alt + C
  • Tags: Ctrl + T
  • Collections: Ctrl + Alt + L
  • Properties: Alt + Enter

Help Menu

  • Help: F1

In the Photo Well

  • Moving: Arrow Keys
  • Multiple Selections:
    • Continuous: Shift + Click; Shift + Arrow Keys
    • Non-Continuous: Ctrl + Click
  • Thumbnail Zoom
    • Larger Thumbnails: Ctrl + +
    • Smaller Thumbnails: Ctrl + -
  • Attach Tags
    • Favorites: Alt + F1
    • 5 Stars: Ctrl + 5
    • 4 Stars: Ctrl + 4
    • 3 Stars: Ctrl + 3
    • 2 Stars: Ctrl + 2
    • 1 Star: Ctrl + 1
    • Hidden: Alt + F2

Photo Compare/Review Mode

  • Previous & Next: Arrow Keys
  • Play: F5
  • Exit: Escape
  • Fit in Window: Ctrl + 0
  • Actual Size: Ctrl + Alt + 0

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Nice of you to share. I just received PSE3 with my Grapfire4 tablet and really appreciate your information. I have no written manual, etc. I went to their site to search but had no success. Again, thanks.

Thank you. I'm a new user PSE4 and this will be helpful.

Thanks for the tip! You saved me from making one!

The keystroke commands for Rotate Right and Rotate Left don't work in Elements 6

Can anyone tell me why i get an Organizer mdmp whenever i try to edit my contacts? my brothers email changed and Photoshop locks up every time i try to edit his contact..
Thanks,
kris

Is there any keyboard command to change the roundness or angle by increments in a brush?

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