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LRc collection creation

Engaged ,
Feb 04, 2024 Feb 04, 2024

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LRc allows you to right click on a folder and then create a new collection with the same name.  It allows you to put the new collection within an existing set.  One thing I find missing, is the ability to populate the new collection with selected images.  Is this possible to do?

 

also, 'Quick Collection' can be saved to a newly named collection.  I find missing, the capability to place this new collection into an exist collection set.  Again, could this be added?

 

thanks....John

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Feb 04, 2024 Feb 04, 2024

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Do it in a different way. Drag the folder into the collections panel. AFAIK, that should create a populated collection.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Engaged ,
Feb 04, 2024 Feb 04, 2024

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Will that populate with just selected images....or all images?  

I'm assuming you are talking about dragging the folder on left side folders group down to the collections group.

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Feb 04, 2024 Feb 04, 2024

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It's a long time ago that I tried it, and as I type this on my iPad I can't try it right now, but what I remember is that you don't need to select any images. Just drag the folder from the folder panel into the collections panel.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Engaged ,
Feb 04, 2024 Feb 04, 2024

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Thanks, Johan.  It does work....but...

  • it populates with ALL, not just selected...which is what I need.
  • I cannot (seem) to do it while in 'solo mode', which I need to be in or get overwhelmed 😀 with length of left side column.

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Feb 04, 2024 Feb 04, 2024

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@JohanElzenga , @richardplondon ,

If you right-click on a folder containing images you will get an option to create a new collection with the same name as the "folder". 

Johan, I cannot select a folder and drag it to the Collections section.

See the scedrren capture.

Screenshot 2024-02-04 at 7.48.32 PM.png

I created a collection with this option and also used the option to select the images in the folder  and use the Library menu to create a second collection with another name.

Both synced to my iPad just fine.

Regards, Denis: iMac 27” mid-2015, macOS 11.7.10 Big Sur; 2TB SSD, 24 GB Ram, GPU 2 GB; LrC 12.5, Lr 6.5, PS 24.7,; ACR 15.5,; Camera OM-D E-M1

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This populates with ALL images, no option for selected images.

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Feb 04, 2024 Feb 04, 2024

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Agreed if you use the first option. If you wish to use selected images in a folder and create a new collection you will have to name the collection, you will have the option to use the same name as the folder.

 

Regards, Denis: iMac 27” mid-2015, macOS 11.7.10 Big Sur; 2TB SSD, 24 GB Ram, GPU 2 GB; LrC 12.5, Lr 6.5, PS 24.7,; ACR 15.5,; Camera OM-D E-M1

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Feb 05, 2024 Feb 05, 2024

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@DdeGannes Your screenshot shows you are right-clicking on the folder. If you want to drag and drop a folder, then you should not do that.  Just click and drag like you always do when you move an item on your computer in whatever app.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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OK, I finally had a chance to test it, and it still works as I said. If you drag a folder into the collections panel, then that creates a collection with the same name as that folder and populated with the images that are inside that folder. See attached video.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Feb 05, 2024 Feb 05, 2024

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Ok, Johan I can confirm the drag and drop, I was having a challenge since the lists of folders and collections are long and it's a bit tricky to drag from the folder section in the left panel to the collection section.

Regards, Denis: iMac 27” mid-2015, macOS 11.7.10 Big Sur; 2TB SSD, 24 GB Ram, GPU 2 GB; LrC 12.5, Lr 6.5, PS 24.7,; ACR 15.5,; Camera OM-D E-M1

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Feb 04, 2024 Feb 04, 2024

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One thing I find missing, is the ability to populate the new collection with selected images. Is this possible to do?

 

Select the desired images. Create a new collection; in the "Create Collection" dialog box that appears, check "Include selected photos"

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This method works very well. At the cost though, of needing to type the name for this new collection - rather than basing that automatically on what the folder is called., which was the OP's aim.

 

I do wonder two things: whether IMO the biggest advantage of a collection (that it is folder-location agnostic) is lost by tightly relating it to a particular folder only; and whether standard image attributes and filtering on those, could not manage this in a much leaner manner.  I for one would be curious to learn some more about the OP's particular workflow, e.g. whether a collection named the same as a folder is wanted for cloud-syncing reasons. 

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I will, on a frequent, regular basis, take hundreds, sometimes, close to 2K images at a sports event.  I will radidly go through these to select (flag/star/label...whatever) the most interesting.  While I can filter these and work with within the folder, it gets messy, particularly using processing for noise reduction & sharpening which will create dng/tif files..  Working in a collection contains the 'mess' to a manageable size.  Tracking the collections to the event (folder name) is important for ease of follow up.

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I will, on a frequent, regular basis, take hundreds, sometimes, close to 2K images at a sports event.  I will radidly go through these to select (flag/star/label...whatever) the most interesting.  While I can filter these and work with within the folder, it gets messy, particularly using processing for noise reduction & sharpening which will create dng/tif files..  Working in a collection contains the 'mess' to a manageable size.  Tracking the collections to the event (folder name) is important for ease of follow up.


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I don't follow the concept of a 'mess' or 'messy' here. How is working in a collection any different than working in a folder? Filtering by Star or filtering by label or any other filtering in a Collection produces the same results as filtering in a folder, as far as I know.

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This method works very well. At the cost though, of needing to type the name for this new collection

By @richardplondon

 

There are many times when I want to create a folder/collection that will have almost, but not exactly, the same name as an existing folder/collection. For example, I have a collection named “Camping 2024 All” and I want to move just some images to a new collection named “Camping 2024 selects”.

 

For those, I’ll quickly copy it and edit that name:

1. Right-click the collection that has the name I want, and choose Rename. 

2. The existing name is selected by default, so I press the keyboard shortcut for Edit > Copy. 

3. Click Cancel or press the Esc key to exit that dialog box without changing that item’s name. 

4. If I’m creating an item that needs to include just some images from an existing folder/collection, in this step I will select those. 

5. Right-click the parent folder or collection set where I want the new item to be created, and choose the command for creating the folder/collection/collection set. 

6. Paste the copied name from the other item, and edit it. The advantage here is only having to add or change the characters that are different than the name you copied in steps 1–3.

7. Enable “Include Selected Photos.” 

8. Finish creating the item. 

 

The new item now has the name I want, and contains only the images I want. It’s a few extra steps, but they’re very quick steps if you use the context menus and keyboard shortcuts. Steps 1–3 should take less than 5 seconds.

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Feb 12, 2024 Feb 12, 2024

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I have been remiss on not getting back to this thread on what I found to solve my problem (collection creation with selected images).

 

LR Queen pointed out the shortcut 'Ctrl-N'.  This will create a collection with the options I need.  I often will combine this with @DdeGannes recomendation to pickup the same name of the existing folder.

 

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Ctrl-N is simply the shortcut for "New Collection"...

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Now ya tell me 😀😀😀

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