Posts tagged "Collections"

November 21, 2014

Creating Collections that Automatically Sync with Lightroom Mobile

When creating a collection in Lightroom, if you check the option to “Sync with Lightroom mobile”, any image added to the collection will automatically be uploaded to the cloud so that it can sync with Lightroom mobile.

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Note:  you must be signed in using your Adobe ID to enable this feature and, since Lightroom mobile is a service, it is available only via membership plans. Lightroom 5 perpetual license does not include access to Lightroom mobile. Click here for the FAQ for Lightroom Mobile. 

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November 20, 2014

Lightroom 5.7 – Collaboration Features and the Lightroom Web Interface

If you are not familiar with Lightroom’s web interface, it’s an excellent way to share collections of images with clients and friends so that they can make comments and add “likes” to images. This collaboration process can occur on any device that has web access via a browser (in other words, your clients and friends don’t have to have Lightroom or download any special viewing utility to see the collections that you share with them  – they do however need an Adobe ID).

To view all of your synced collections within a browser, go to lightroom.adobe.com. Or, from within the Lightroom desktop app, choose Help > View Your Synced Collections on the Web.

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Click on a collection to view the contents.

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Click on an image to view it. When someone else views your image, they will be able to add “comments” and “like” you image (see how to share your Collections below).

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To view a collection in the web interface from within the Lightroom desktop app, Control -click (Mac)  |  Right -click (Win) on any synced collection in the Collection panel and choose Lightroom Mobile Link > View on Web.

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Synced collections can be public or private (they are private by default). To share your collection, click the Share button at the top-right of the Grid View.

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Once you have made a collection public, you can easily copy and share the link as well as choose to Unshare at any time.

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Note: since Lightroom mobile is a service, it is available only via membership plans. Lightroom 5 perpetual license does not include access to Lightroom mobile. Click here for the FAQ for Lightroom mobile.

Since I can’t figure out how to add an illustration in the comments, here is a screenshot of the little triangle under the name of a collect. When clicked, it displays the Custom Sort order that was asked about in the comments…

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April 7, 2014

Adobe Announces Lightroom Mobile, Lightroom 5.4, and Lightroom Web Now Available!

Take a tour of the new features with these videos:

Lightroom mobile – Setup, Collections and Flags 

In this video Julieanne walks through syncing collections, reviewing, picking, rejecting, and filtering images using Lightroom mobile on the iPad.

Lightroom mobile – Cropping, Adjustments and Presets

In this video Julieanne demonstrates how to crop, adjust color and tone, and apply presets to your photographs using Lightroom mobile on the iPad.

Lightroom mobile – Managing  Collections and Auto Import from Camera Roll

In this video Julieanne teaches you how to modify collections; move, add, and copy images between collections; and auto import from the camera roll using Lightroom mobile on the iPad.

Lightroom mobile – Showcasing and Sharing your Photographs

Description: In this video Julieanne shows how to quickly save, share, and show slideshows using Lightroom mobile on the iPad.

Click here for more information. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to share them on the Lightroom forums!

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March 13, 2014

Video Tutorial – How to Quickly Add Photographs to a Collection in Lightroom

In this Quick Tip for Lightroom (How to Quickly Add Photographs to a Collection in Lightroom), Julieanne demonstrates how to easily add images into a target collection using a single keystroke. 

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January 30, 2014

Creating Collections within Collection Sets in Lightroom

When adding a new Collection within an existing Collection Set, instead of clicking the “+” icon in the Collections panel header, Control -click (Mac) | Right Mouse -click (Win) on the Collection Set that you want the new collection to be in, and choose Create Collection. Lightroom automatically selects the Collection Set that was clicked on in the Collections panel, in the Location area. 

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November 4, 2013

Creating a Collection from a Folder in Lightroom

To quickly create a collection from a folder of images in Lightroom, drag the folder  from the Folders panel into the Collections panel. If you drag a folder that contains subfolders, it will create a single collection including all of the files in the parent folder and all subfolders.

 

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October 23, 2013

Video Tutorial – How to Use Lightroom 5 On Location

In this episode of The Complete Picture (How to Use Lightroom 5 On Location), Julieanne demonstrates how to create a “template” catalog on the computer that she uses on-location. Then, she shows how to retain all of the edits made to images while in the field (including collections, virtual copies, ratings, saved output projects, etc.) by merging the on-location catalog with her master catalog upon return.

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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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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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June 27, 2013

Video Tutorials – Top 10 Hidden Gems in Lightroom 5

In this video tutorial (Top 10 Hidden Gems in Lightroom 5), you’ll learn the additional, seldom talked about, features in Lightroom 5 that can make a huge difference in the way that you work with your images.

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May 23, 2013

Finding Virtual Copies that Have Not Been Adjusted in Lightroom

The other day a customer asked me if there was a way to quickly find all of the virtual copies in their Lightroom library that didn’t have any adjustments applied in the Develop module so that they could delete them. (Unfortunately, someone had told them that they had to make virtual copies to all of their files before they made any changes and they now had hundreds of virtual copies that had never been adjusted/useless.)

I thought that it might be helpful to share the solution:

• Create a new Smart Collection in the Library module.

• Set the Criteria to the following:

–Copy name “isn’t empty” (to find all the virtual copies)

–Develop > Has Adjustments = “false”.

These 2 criteria will find all the Virtual Copies that do not have a Develop Adjustment.

Then, do one of two things. Either:

1) Select all of the Virtual Copies that you want to permanently delete and choose cmd+shift+option+return (mac) or ctrl+shift+alt+backspace (Windows). Note: this removes the Virtual Copies from the collection as well as deletes them from the library)

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2) Select all of the images in the Smart Collection.

• Use some type of “tag” such as the Reject Flag, a Star Rating, or a color label to somehow identify these virtual copies (something that you haven’t used to identify other images).

• Exit out of the Smart Collection by selecting “All Photographs” from the Catalog panel (or select a smaller subset by using the Folder Panel).

• Back in the grid view, filter for the virtual copies using the Library Filter bar at the top of the Grid view:

–Under Attributes, check the Virtual Copies icon.

–Then, add the attribute set in step 4 (flag or color etc.).

Note: I noticed that in the Lightroom 5 Beta, the Lens Correction attribute is not considered an adjustment…

Thanks Eric!

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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 15, 2013

Automatically “Set as Target Collection” in Lightroom 5

In previous versions of Lightroom, you could Control (Mac) / Right Mouse (Win) -click a collection and choose “Set as Target Collection”. Then, adding additional images to the collection was as simple as tapping the “B” key (as opposed to dragging each image from the grid view into the collection). In Lightroom 5, the “Set as Target Collection” option has been added to the Create Collection dialog (as a check box) so that tapping the “B” key will automatically add the selected image(s) to the targeted collection.

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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 1, 2013

Quick Tip – How to Remove Unwanted Collections when Exporting Catalogs in Lightroom

In this Quick Tip (How to Remove Unwanted Collections when Exporting Catalogs in Lightroom), Julieanne demonstrates how to quickly clean up an exported catalog of any extraneous collections.

Just as an FYI – I had a great talk with the engineer who works on the Import/Export as Catalogs (after I recorded this video), and he provided an excellent synopsis on why those extra collections are there. As it so often turns out, the topic is much more complicated than my little brain imagined:

The idea is that for every single photo that is included in the export, all information related to that photo is included. Let’s take for example that you have a collection of “Tree”. One piece of information that is related to some of these photos is “I’m in the Tahoe collection” so the Tahoe collection appears in the collection panel, containing those photos.  The Tahoe collection doesn’t contain all of the photos it contained in the original catalog of course, but only the photos that were part of the source (Trees) that was selected for export.

Perhaps this behavior seems odd.  We could change the behavior, but it’s a dangerous, slippery slope.  For example, what if the source you selected for export wasn’t “Trees” or “Tahoe” but instead was a folder that contained photos, some of which appear in both Trees and Tahoe?  Should neither of the collections appear in the exported catalog?  I think if we start dropping information from catalog exports, we’ll quickly hit scenarios where we’re dropping things that customers don’t actually want us to drop.

Hence, you now have a simple work around to quickly remove the collections that you don’t need, while still making sure that you still have the option to see all of the information related to those photos when you do choose to export a catalog. : )

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