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Convert Collection To Collection Set

Explorer ,
Sep 21, 2022 Sep 21, 2022

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Working on some 8700 images from a major project and I erroneously created a Collection and dumped my images into the Collection. Intended to create a Collection Set, as I've customarily done, so that I can break down these images into relevant collections within the collection set. Is there any way to convert this collection to a collection set?

 

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LEGEND ,
Sep 21, 2022 Sep 21, 2022

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Not sure what you are asking, as you cannot put images into a Collection Set. Images can only be a part of a Collection or a Smart Collection.

 

Even if you could put images into a Collection Set, what do you hope this will accomplish? If we knew what problem you are trying to solve, maybe we could suggest an alternative that would work.

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Sep 21, 2022 Sep 21, 2022

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A collection set can only contain collections, so no, you cannot convert a collection to a collection set. If you intended to spread the images over multiple collections within a collection set, then simply delete this collection and start over again. Deleting a collection does not delete images, so there is no harm.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Feb 17, 2023 Feb 17, 2023

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I set up a collection set - "Places" and then put Italy as my collection.  After using it for sometime I realized I need a "sub" collection within Italy of, for example. Rome.  But I can't put a collection within a collection, so I want to save my images in the Italy collection but conver it to a collection set , so I can put the images in the correct city

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Feb 17, 2023 Feb 17, 2023

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Collections are not useful for heirarchies in the way that Keywords might be.

For your example the best you could do is something like-

SET  'Places'

>>SUB SET  'Italy'

>>>>COLLECTION  'Italy -all'  (ie. All photos of Italy)

>>>>COLLECTION  'Rome'   (ie. Specific photos of Rome)

>>>>COLLECTION  'Naples'  (ie. Specific photos of Naples)

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Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 12.3 Photoshop 24.5, ACR 15.3.1, Lightroom 6.3.1, Lr-iOS 8.0.8, Bridge 13.0.3, Windows-11.

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I set up a collection set - "Places" and then put Italy as my collection.  After using it for sometime I realized I need a "sub" collection within Italy of, for example. Rome.  But I can't put a collection within a collection, so I want to save my images in the Italy collection but conver it to a collection set , so I can put the images in the correct city


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I know what you want to do, but as I already explained, you cannot convert a collection to a collection set. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krxU5Y9lCS8 The suggestion made by @Rob_Cullen is what I would use too.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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