Adobe Lightroom Tip of the Week

Collections

One of the most confusing things I hear from teaching Lightroom classes around town is the difference between folders and collections.  Folders are where the actual photos that you imported are stored on your hard drive.  This is everything you import from your card, other drives, etc. into Lightroom.  The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.  After you do your importing, the most important thing is keeping track of the “keepers”, right?  Well, this is where Collections come in.   My recommendation is to create a collection for all your keepers.   In fact, Lightroom already has a smart collection that automatically tracks all your 5-star rated images.  So use the 5-star rating sparingly and only for your absolute best.  Then, they will all be right there in one collection.

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