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Add a Top Level Folder to your Lightroom Catalog

In last week’s tutorial, we looked at some easy ways to migrate a Lightroom catalog between machines, and one of the key tips was keeping your image folders organized under a single top level folder.

But, what if your catalog is already disorganized, with many top level folders instead of one? Watch today’s video for a quick tip on including upper level folders in your catalog structure.

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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.

2 Comments on Add a Top Level Folder to your Lightroom Catalog

  1. Wouldn’t it be easier to right-click on one of the folders and choose “Add Parent Folder”?

  2. Armando, right you are! Don’t know how I overlooked that, I’ve been teaching the import-image method since LR1 so this must have come in under the radar. Thanks for pointing that out!


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