by Julieanne Kost

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September 27, 2011

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.



  • By George Diakou - 11:42 PM on August 22, 2013  

    Hi Julieanne, first off thank you so much for all your helpful advice and info on the LR application. I have 1 question that i cant find the answer for so i thought i’d ask you personally.

    I create different catalogues for each wedding i shoot and i work using smart collections to help me add noise reduction to certain images and so on. My question is this: Q. How can apply smart collections to new &/or existing catalogues? I’m constantly creating the same smart folders to all catalogues as i find LR doesn’t save them to the application, it merely starts from scratch each time i create a new catalogue.

    Thank you Kindly for your time,

    yours sincerely George