I used to think I understood folders when I started using light room. Now I know I did not and have a ton of folders I no longer need, when I can sort on keywords. I know how to remove them but the question(s) I have are....
1. is there a link to an article that explains folders very well as I have a lot ands some are in a different layer, some are indented, as you can see below..
2. is ther a way to see/edit rules for folders?
3. And then there are smart folders with rules....these I uundeerstand, but I am wondering if I need any folders now, except for the synced ons.
Feature request, How to, Problem or error, Windows
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WobertC • Adobe Community Professional, Dec 06, 2020Dec 06, 2020
The FOLDERS Panel is showing you the actual physical FOLDERS of files that are on your Hard-drive- Do not 'mess' with them unless you understand what you are doing.
This video by Laura Show was made some time ago but is still relevent-
Organize and Manage Your Photos and Folders (Laura Shoe)
You DO NEED FOLDERS!! These contain your photo files.
And a video by Julianne Kost -
The COLLECTIONS Panel- might look like it contains folders, but the correct terms are 'Colle...
There is no such thing as "Lightroom Folders". Folders shown in Lightroom Classic are the same folders as in your operating system. They are nested, just like in your operating system. Only folders that have at least one photo imported into the Lightroom Classic Catalog are shown. Folders with zero photos in the Lightroom Classic Catalog should not be shown (but may appear if a photo from that folder was in the Catalog, and then moved to another folder). If you are now searching for photos via Keywords, you can just ignore the Folder Panel and leave it alone, that's what I do.
To see what is in a folder, click on it in Lightroom Classic.
There is no such thing as a "Smart Folder". You may be looking at Smart Collections. Collections are not folders. Collections are simply a "collection" of photos, taken from anywhere in your LightrooM Catalog and any folder, and put together into a unit called a "collection". Smart collections have rules that determine what photos are in the Smart Collection (right-click on a Smart Collection and select Edit Smart Collection to see the rules).
The COLLECTIONS Panel- might look like it contains folders, but the correct terms are 'Collection Sets' that can contain 'Collections of photos' or other Collection Sets. Collections are only lists of photos. ie. References to the photos where they exist in FOLDERS.