“Mysterious Collections”

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Good Monday! ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you had great weekend and are looking forward to the week ahead.

Today we will talk about Collections in Lightroom. Collections are great for organizing images without moving them or creating duplicates. ย This means that one photo can belong to more than one Collection and still be in one folder on a hard drive.

There is a number of different Collections:

  • Standard Collections
  • Slideshow Collections
  • Print Collections
  • Web Collections
  • Smart Collections

Adding images to the Collections is as simple as selecting images and creating a new collection by clicking on the (+) sign on the Collections Panel:

Create Collection in LightroomIf you have images selected, Lightroom will ask you if you want to include selected images in the Collection you are about to create. If you have created ย a Collection already, you can easily drag and drop the new images onto the Collection name, as simple as that.

Quick Collection, on the other hand, is an easy way to temporarily hold images you select. You can only have one Quick Collection, but it can be converted into a “normal” Collection. I use Quick Collections while selecting images to be printed – very quick and easy, you just browse through your images, I do it in Loupe View so I can see them big and I turn the Lights Out and pressing B adds images to a Quick Collection! ๐Ÿ™‚

“How do I see which Collection the image belongs to?”

Right-click on the image, and select Go to Collection, this will show you the collection the image belongs to:

Which Collection

I hope you enjoyed that, let me know if you have any questions and I will be happy to help.

Have a great day! ๐Ÿ™‚

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