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Keyboard shortcut for adding to collection?

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Jan 09, 2019 Jan 09, 2019

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I have a collection that I use for selects of my daughter. Is there a way to create a keyboard shortcut for quickly adding these selects to this collection, rather than selecting them in Library and dragging them over as I'm doing now?

I used to have a smart collection that automatically added selects when I rated them 5 stars and used a certain keyword. But smart collections can't be synced to LR Mobile so I converted it into a normal collection.

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Advocate , Jan 09, 2019 Jan 09, 2019

You first need to set the intended collection as the “Target Collection”, then you can use the B key to add a picture to that collection.

To set your intended collection as the Target Collection, on the left navigation column, under Collections, right-click the name of the collection and you will see a drop-down menu. About half way down the list of options, you will see “Set as Target Collection”. Choose that.

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Jan 09, 2019 Jan 09, 2019

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You first need to set the intended collection as the “Target Collection”, then you can use the B key to add a picture to that collection.

To set your intended collection as the Target Collection, on the left navigation column, under Collections, right-click the name of the collection and you will see a drop-down menu. About half way down the list of options, you will see “Set as Target Collection”. Choose that.

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Yea! That is going to save me a lot of time!

If I want to go back to using "b" to add to Quick Collection, how do I do that?

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Jan 09, 2019 Jan 09, 2019

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[Ctrl+ALt+Shft+B]

Or expand the Catalog panel open and Right-click on the Quick Collection to set is as the Target Collection]

(The 'Quick Collection' is the only one Collection that does not appear in the Collections panel.)

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 12.0.1 Photoshop 24.0.1, ACR 15.0, Lightroom 6.0, Lr-iOS 8.0.8, Bridge 13.0, Windows-11.

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Nov 21, 2022 Nov 21, 2022

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Thank you from me, also, Rafael! Just started to use collections, and this will save a lot of time!

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Nov 21, 2022 Nov 21, 2022

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@stephens5620844 FYI there are also two other ways to easily add photos to a 'Target Collection'-

 

1) Hover the cursor over an image thumbnail and click on the 'spot' to add to target Collection. The spot shows grey when photo is in the Target Collection-

2022-11-22 13_29_33-Roberts Catalog-v12 - Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic - Library.jpg    2022-11-22 13_30_59-Roberts Catalog-v12 - Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic - Library.jpg

 

2) Use the 'Painter Tool' on the Tool bar!

Click the spray can to activate it, choose "Target Collection" in the Drop-down menu, Click the mouse cursor on any image to add to target Collection. You can add multiple images by holding down the left-mouse button and 'spraying' the painter tool over many image thumbnails in Grid view with 'one' spray of the can- Just like a Graffiti artist  🙂 .

Remember to [click] to replace the Spray can back on its grey background on the Tool Bar.

2022-11-22 13_30_04-Roberts Catalog-v12 - Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic - Library.jpg

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 12.0.1 Photoshop 24.0.1, ACR 15.0, Lightroom 6.0, Lr-iOS 8.0.8, Bridge 13.0, Windows-11.

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