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Speed Up Your Editing Workflow With This Helpful Web App

By Paul Faecks on May 19th 2014

It doesn’t matter how often you use Photoshop or Lightroom, it’s almost impossible to remember every keyboard shortcut. Keyboard shortcuts are pretty useful when it comes to speeding up your workflow; In Photoshop or Lightroom you can use shortcuts to access tools or perform actions much quicker than you could with your mouse or graphics tablet. It works with Mac OSX, Windows and Linux.



Waldo Bronchart has created a web app called “Application Shortcut Mapper”, designed to visualize keyboard shortcuts for Photoshop, Lightroom and Blender. Previous to this helpful web app you had to buy stickers and physically apply them to your keyboard, a method that works, but it has one huge disadvantage: other than the web app, your stickers aren’t interactive.

The Application Shortcut Mapper web app has one huge advantage over the more “traditional” method: If you press any key on your keyboard, the highlighted shortcuts on the website change and show you various possible combinations with the pressed key.


web app with cmd pressed

The neat little web-based application works with Photoshop, Lightroom and Blender in different categories. In Lightroom, for example, you can access shortcuts specific to certain modules like “Library” or “Develop.”

In Photoshop, you have even more options. There is a shortcut category for almost every single tool/filter.


I can see this app helping me speed up my workflow. You can check out the website here and see for yourself.

What do you think about this web app? Do you think this could help speeding up your editing workflow? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

[Via Waldo Bronchart, images via screen capture]



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Q&A Discussions

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  1. Basit Zargar

    love it

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  2. Matthew Saville

    I may have missed it somewhere, but is this similar to apps like Paddy and VSCO Keys etc. that allow actual keyboard hotkey customization? Or is it just a way to visualize existing keyboard shortcuts?


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    • Paul Faecks

      Hey Matt!
      You can’t customize hotkeys, the web app can only
      display existing shortcuts for Photoshop, Lightroom and blender :)


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