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Is there a keyboard shortcut to launch 3rd party plugins in LR5?

Jul 9, 2013 10:27 AM

Tags: #lightroom5

Looking for help creating great short cuts for express keys on Wacom Intous5 tablet.  Is there a keystroke to launch things like Nik Color Effect pro directly with photo being worked on in LR5?


I know in PS6 you can create new shortcuts and make up one for each filter -  can you do anything similar from LR5?

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    Jul 9, 2013 10:32 AM   in reply to skeeper210x

    The closest I think you can come is to set Color EFX Pro to be your Secondary Editor in preferences and use the CTRL ALT E command to invoke it. 

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    Jul 9, 2013 10:44 AM   in reply to skeeper210x

    You are correct. CTRL E for Photoshop - CTRL ALT E for your next choice... All others would be mouse clicks.

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    Jul 11, 2013 1:52 PM   in reply to skeeper210x



    you might try a macro / keyboard recorder. I use autohotkey ( If you have selected one or more items in the grid view and press ctrl-shift-n this script:


    ;LR Start external editor #7


    #IfWinActive Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

    Send {RButton}

    Send {Down 8}

    Send {Right}

    Send {Down 7}

    Send {Enter}



    opens the files in the 7th external editor. Of course the number depends on your installed editors and might change with additional editors.

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