Posts tagged "Collections"

October 10, 2011

LR3 – Collection Sets

Clicking on a Collection Set will display ALL of the images within ALL of the Set’s collections.

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September 27, 2011

LR3 – Selecting Folders, Collections and Files in Lightroom’s Output Modules

If you find that you’re in one of Lightroom’s output modules but don’t have the correct images to work with, instead of returning to the Library Module, you can:

•  Choose a different collection using the Collections panel.

•  Use the Go Back and Go Forward navigation icons to view recently viewed folders (located above the Filmstrip on the left-hand side, in the little black strip)

•  Click the downward pointing triangle to the right of the path (above the Filmstrip, on the left-hand side, in that little black strip) and choose from Recent and Favorite Sources.

You can also refine the selection using the Content Selector in the tool bar – choosing between All Filmstrip Photos, Selected Photos or Flagged Photos.

And don’t forget, you don’t have to return to the library to reorder images either. Simply drag to reposition the images in the Filmstrip (be sure you have to click and drag in the thumbnail area – not the gray area surrounding the thumbnail to reposition). Note, there are certain circumstances when you can not drag to create a custom sort order. Click here to watch the short video on Custom Sort Orders.

 

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September 13, 2011

The Top 10 Ways to Automate Lightroom

I am posting the links to these two videos again after presenting the material at Photoshop World last week. My apologies for not including the links in the workbook.

In these episodes of The Complete Picture, I demonstrate how to streamline Lightroom 3 by taking advantage of presets, templates, collections, virtual copies (and more) in order to eliminate much of the repetitive post-capture tasks such as importing, tagging, developing, exporting and sharing photographs.

The Top 10 ways to Automate Lightroom Part 1

The Top 10 ways to Automate Lightroom Part 2

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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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May 5, 2011

LR3 – The Flag Tag (or Attribute) Seems Inconsistent

Lightroom has several different ways to tag images including flags, star ratings and color labels. Both the star ratings and color labels are global settings. If for example, you apply a star rating to an image in a folder, that star will travel with the image if you add the image to a Collection or Publish Services. The Flag tag (or attribute), on the other hand is specific to the folder/collection/publish services in which it is assigned. This “localized flagging” feature was designed so that you could flag images within a folder/collection/publish services independently of the other image’s other locations and so that you could then use that flag to further filter the images – to play for example, only a subcollection of images in a slideshow at any given time. The feature can, however cause unexpected results if you didn’t know that was the way that flags were designed to work.

 

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March 25, 2011

LR3 – Targeting a Custom Collection (Instead of Quick Collection)

Control (Mac) / Right Mouse (Win) -click a  regular collection to “Set as Target Collection”. Then, using the shortcut “B” will add selected images(s) into the 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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March 24, 2011

LR3 – Turning Quick Collections into Regular Collections

Command + Option (Mac) / Control + Alt (Win) + B to promote (or save) a quick Collection into a regular Collection.

 

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March 23, 2011

LR3 – Clearing Quick Collections

Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + Shift + B will delete the contents of  Quick Collection.

Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + Z will undo just in case you accidentally tap these keys!

 

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March 22, 2011

LR3 – Viewing Quick Collections

Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + B will  display the contents of a Quick Collection.

 

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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 17, 2011

LR3 – Export a Collection

Control (Mac), Right mouse (Win) -click a collection to Export the Collection as a Catalog.

Click here for more information about working with Multiple Catalogs.

 

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March 16, 2011

LR3 – Sorting Collections

Click the + (plus) icon on the Collection Panel header to choose to sort Collections by Name or  Kind.

 

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March 15, 2011

LR3 – Quickly Adding Collections Within a Collection Set

Control (Mac), Right mouse (Win) -click the collection set to create a collection directly within that set.

 

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