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Quicker Collections in Lightroom

You may have used Quick Collections in Lightroom to create temporary sets of photos to organize your work. Here’s a tip to show you how to extend the Quick Collection feature to apply to any collection in Lightroom, making ALL your collections “quick.”

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Mike has been a photographer, artist, educator, and technophile for most of his life. Early in his career, he created technical illustrations and photographs for electronic equipment manufacturers, and taught classes in computer aided drafting and 3D modeling software. When digital cameras became widely available in the late 1990s, the move was a natural one, and has led to a happy combination of technology, software, photography and art. Mike is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop and Acrobat, and is well versed in Lightroom and Photoshop Elements, as well as Illustrator and InDesign. He has also contributed his time and efforts to the excellent work being done by Operation Photo Rescue, in restoring photographs damaged by natural disasters. As an active member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, he continues his quest for excellence in art, excellence in design, and excellence in education.

1 Comment on Quicker Collections in Lightroom

  1. One of the amazing things about Lightroom is that there are usually several ways to do things, and one can also add images to a target collection using the Painter Tool. This is a fast way to add multiple images because you can ‘spray’ a group of images by holding down the left mouse key and dragging, and you don’t have to target the little ‘Quick Collection’ circle icon in the upper right of each image. Just click on the Painter tool in the bottom toolbar, click on the little arrows beside it, and select ‘Target Collection’. (If you don’t have a bottom toolbar, press ‘T’).

    Mike.

    P.S. For a list of links to over 200 sites with Lightroom tips, tutorials and videos (including TipSquirrel, of course!), try http://bit.ly/LRTips

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