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March 3, 2017

Convert Smart Collections to regular Collections

I often use Quick Collection in Lightroom to create a temporary collection of images (to submit to a client, use in a demo, etc.). However there are times when, after making the Quick Collection, I want to convert it to a regular collection. To do so, Control-click (Mac)  | right-click (Win) on Quick Collection in the Catalog panel and choose Save Quick Collection. In addition:

• Command + Option + B (Mac) | Control + Alt + B (Win)  will convert (or save) a Quick Collection to a regular Collection.

• Command + B (Mac) | Control + B (Win) will  display the contents of a Quick Collection. Tapping it again returns you to your previous location (folder, collection etc.).

• Command + Shift + B (Mac) | Control  + Shift + B (Win)  will delete the contents (clear) of a Quick Collection.

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May 15, 2015

Quick Tip – Working with Smart Collections in Lightroom

In this quick tip, you’ll discover how Smart Collections use search criteria to help you find your images.

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October 22, 2013

Advanced Smart Collections In Lightroom 5

Did you know that you can have Lightroom automatically display all of the images in a catalog that are missing keywords or has an Unknown  Copyright Status? Or, that you can have Lightroom show you all of your best images in the past 90 days? If not, it’s time to explore Smart Collections! As you can see in the screen shots below, there are numerous settings that can help Lightroom create task-oriented Smart Collections of images to expedite your workflow.

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May 16, 2013

Creating A Smart Collection Based on Virtual Copies in Lightroom 5

Although it’s easy to find your Virtual Copies by using the Filter options in Lightroom, (use the Attribute filter and click the Virtual Copy icon on the far right),

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it isn’t as readily apparent how one can create a Smart Collection that automatically finds your Virtual Copies – but it can be done! In Lightroom 5, choose Library > New Smart Collection and under the Match category, choose  File Name / Type > Copy Name. Then, set the pull down menu to “isn’t empty”.

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May 13, 2013

New Smart Collection Criteria in Lightroom 5

The Lightroom team has added new criteria (filters) for Smart Collections including:

• Size (in megapixels). Note: the sub-options include Long Edge, Short Edge, Width, Height, Megapixels, Long Edge Uncropped, Short Edge Uncropped, Width Uncropped, Height Uncropped, Megapixels Uncropped, and Aspect Ratio

• Bit Depth

• Number of color channels

• Color Mode

• Color Profile

• Smart Preview status

• PNG

Note: the last two options, Smart Preview Status and PNG are also available as Filters.

In addition, Lightroom now remembers your last viewed image in a Collection so when navigating from one collection to another, you’ll be restored to that image upon returning to the Collection.

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May 30, 2011

LR3 – Smart Collections as Task Managers

As I am sure that many of you have found out, Smart Collections can be used as a way to double check if  “tasks” in a workflow have been completed. For example, creating a Smart Collection displays all images that are missing keywords or copyright information will let you quickly see if you’re neglected to apply that important information to your photographs. There are plenty of additional Smart Collection search parameters that you can choose from as well, including (but not limited to) date range, folder, treatment, aspect ratio, has adjustments etc.. Be sure to take a minute and check out all of the possibilities!

 

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LR3 – Smart Collections as Task Managers

As I am sure that many of you have found out, Smart Collections can be used as a way to double check if  “tasks” in a workflow have been completed. For example, creating a Smart Collection displays all images that are missing keywords or copyright information will let you quickly see if you’re neglected to apply that important information to your photographs. There are plenty of additional Smart Collection search parameters that you can choose from as well, including (but not limited to) date range, folder, treatment, aspect ratio, has adjustments etc.. Be sure to take a minute and check out all of the possibilities!

 

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March 21, 2011

LR 3 – Advanced Smart Collections

With all of the parameters available to determine the filters for Smart Collections, I often use them to check my work. For example, adding a Smart Collection with the rules set to Copyright / Is / Unknown, helps me to make sure that I have applied my copyright to all of my images. Likewise, setting the rule to Keywords / Are Empty, helps to show any missing keywords. And this is just the beginning, setting multiple rules will allow you to filter on a Date Range (Edit Date / In the Last / 60 Days)  AND Rating / Is / 2 Star or Greater AND Folder / Contains /xx and so on!

To get even more sophisticated refining your Smart Collection filters, Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) + -click the plus icon within the New Smart Collection dialog ( the icon will change to a hash/pound sign) for additional rules (Any/All/None of the following are true).

 

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March 18, 2011

LR3 – Import and Export Smart Collection Rules

Control (Mac), Right mouse (Win) -click a smart collection to import and export smart collection Rules. Smart Collections can also be found in the Lightroom > Smart Collections Folders.

 

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March 20, 2017

Using the Painter tool to Add Images to a Collection in Lightroom

To use the Painter tool to add images to a collection in Lightroom, in the Library module, right-click on a regular collection (not a smart collection) and choose Set as Target Collection. Then, select the painter tool and choose Target Collection from the list of Paint options. While the painter tool is selected, clicking on an image in the grid to add it to the collection. You can also click – drag across multiple images to add them to the target collection.

The video below demonstrates how to set a target collection when creating collection, tapping the “B” key to add an image to the targeted collection as well as using the Painter tool to add images to a collection (2:15):

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May 14, 2015

Lightroom CC – Creating Custom Collections of Images

Learn how to create virtual groups of images using Collections, Smart Collections, and Collection Sets in Lightroom.

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April 10, 2014

Lightroom Mobile and Smart Previews

After yesterdays release of Lightroom mobile, I want to reiterate that when you sync a collection of images from Lightroom on the desktop to Lightroom mobile we are syncing Smart Previews – not the entire raw files. This means that you should not think of Lightroom mobile as a “backup solution”. 

There are a number of reasons for using Smart Previews in today’s workflow including; bandwidth, speed, performance, and storage space. So although you might have thought that Smart Previews were only useful for working with off-line files, now you know that they were designed for and specifically optimized to be used on a mobile device.

And don’t worry, Lightroom will create Smart Previews for the images that you choose to sync automatically, so you don’t have to do a thing. 

 

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July 18, 2013

Video Tutorial – Creating Custom Collections of Images in LR 5

In this video tutorial (Creating Custom Collections of Images in Lightroom 5), Julieanne will show you how to simplify the creation of virtual groups of images using Collections, Smart Collections and Collection Sets in Lightroom.

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February 23, 2012

Lightroom – Collections – Three Questions Answered

• The difference between a Smart Collection and a  regular Collection is that the Smart Collection is based on the search criteria you specify in the Smart Collection dialog. Once you set up the criteria, Smart Collections constantly monitor your entire catalog looking for any photograph that meets the criteria set in the Smart Collection – which is why they are smart  – they can add and delete images dynamically if you make changes to an image.

• In order to organize your collections, use the plus icon on the Collections panel and select Create Collection Set, name it and then drag and drop your Collections and Smart Collections into the Set.

• In order to target a collection (as oppose to the Quick Collection), Control (Mac) / Right Mouse (Win) -click a  regular collection. And choose “Set as Target Collection”. Then, tapping the “B” key will add the selected images(s) into your targeted collection instead of the default Quick Collection. Caps Lock (or add the Shift key) will auto advance to the next image while adding to the Quick/Target Collection.

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November 22, 2011

LR 3 – Quick Collection Shortcuts

Here are several shortcuts to make working with Quick Collections more efficient.

By default, tapping the “B” key adds the selected image(s) to the Quick Collection. Tap “B” again to remove the image(s).

• Command + B (Mac) | Control + B (Win) will  display the contents of a Quick Collection. Tapping it again returns you to your previous location (folder, collection etc.). This is a really useful shortcut that I just learned from the team.

• Command + Shift + B (Mac) | Control  + Shift + B (Win)  will delete the contents (clear) of a Quick Collection.

• Command + Option + B (Mac) | Control + Alt + B (Win)  will convert (or save) a Quick Collection to a regular Collection.

You can change what collection is the Target collection by Control -clicking (Mac) | Right Mouse clicking (Win) on any regular collection (not smart collection nor collection set), and choosing Set as Target collection.

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