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"Back buttong" in LR


New Member
Apr 11, 2019
Lightroom Version
Operating System
Windows 10

Can anyone tell me whether there is a back to last viewed image (or location) in LR?
It's a feature I use often in ACDSee, but can't see an equivalent in LR.

Many thanks,

Conrad Chavez

Active Member
Nov 30, 2012
Lightroom Experience
Power User
Lightroom Version
Classic 8
Can anyone tell me whether there is a back to last viewed image (or location) in LR?
Last viewed image: No, and that's something many of us wish Lightroom had. There's a feature request over at the Lightroom Feedback site, vote it up if it's close enough to what you want: Lightroom: Remember last image selected in each folder

Last viewed location: Yes, if you look near the left of the top of the Filmstrip, there are Back and Forward buttons. These go back and forward through the most recent sources (locations) you've visited. Locations mean folders or collections. If you want to use menu commands or keyboard shortcuts to do this, they're under the Window menu: Window > Go Back and Window > Go Forward.

To see the list of recent sources, click the path at the top of the Filmstrip. Notice that you can also save and choose Favorite sources there, in case there are some folders or collections you always use.