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  • It's Lightroom update time again! New cameras (including the Canon R5/R6), lens profiles and bug fixes, and the ability to disable built-in lens corrections for specific new cameras. Here's the usual list


  1. Jonathan Clulow

    Exporting to Photoshop from collection (Not syncing back)

    Hi, I've been exporting my images from collections in Lightroom Classic and once the edit is finished it used to re-appear back in Lightroom next to the raw it was exported from. For some reason this has stopped working? It is saving in the same folder as the raw as you can see it when you...
  2. frank raney

    Converting a collection to a smart collection

    I have decided it is better to use smart collections. I have created some, but now am trying to convert my regular collections to smart ones. Can this be done? If so, how? Thanks lots in advance... Frank
  3. D

    Collections tags - transfer to another image

    Is there any way to transfer the collection tags associated with one image file to another image file? For instance, I have a low res scan of an image that is present in 10 collections; I make a high res scan of the image and then would like to include it in the same 10 collections (and then...
  4. P

    Rearranging order of Collections in panel

    How can I get all the top-level folders in the Collections window arranged in alphabetical order? How can I rename the CurrentWorkingSet collection to be at the very top of this list of folders, instead of at the bottom? Phil Burton
  5. C

    Collection not working as expected

    Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong here. I've stared at it for several hours and cannot see my mistake. Scanning in a approx 750 old photos. Since the date of capture is unknown (in most cases), I have added a keyword eg 1930's, 1940's …. etc. to those that I can put a pretty good guess...
  6. vtanzi

    Problem with Collections

    Over the weekend I moved all my photos & catalog from HD-1 to HD-2. I have all my photos so no problem. Where I have a problem is that my Collections are still referencing the old HD-1. If I click Locate--it says the photos is associated with another in the catalog. I have no idea what to...
  7. Antonio Correia

    Catalogs, settings and Back-ups

    I have 1 MacBook + 1 iMac + 1 LaCie drive. I work with all my available images stored in the last device with one computer or the other. Sometimes I make Back-ups And - sometimes - I used to erase the created folders. Not any more. Each time I erased and old Back-up I had problems about missing...
  8. R

    Library module Copying collections with stacks

    I have a collection in Lr that I split into a number of smaller collections. When I selected subsets of the original collection and dragged them into the smaller collections, I ended up with a smaller total number of photos. As in the thread "Library module: Inconsistency in Collection count...
  9. C

    Publish thousands of items to a website using collections

    Hi All I'm new here and have enjoyed reading some excellent advice in the threads, it's clear there are soem real experts here! I have been using Lightroom for years and have many collections. I'd now like to use it to publish thousands of images that I have to show 10's of thousands of images...
  10. B

    Collection images and Key-worded images missing

    I recently moved my images to a new drive with a new path. I used the OS (OS X 10.13.3) to make the move. Then I imported the entire batch of images to a fresh catalog. Now many of my collections are only partially populated. As well my keywords no longer bring up the images either. The images...
  11. L

    Library module Each new collection adds sequence number to file name

    Since the most recent update, everytime I put a file into a new collection Lightroom adds a sequence number to the file name. After I import from a memory card I put all the new photos into a collection then edit out and remove the shots I don't want. I then make several collections from the...
  12. T

    Preserving custom order in collections?

    Operating System: MacOS 10.13.3 Exact Lightroom Version (Help menu > System Info): Classic CC (version 7.2) I’m working in Collections. I rearrange some images into a custom order. When I select a group of these images and drag them into a new collection, they frequently (but not always) show...
  13. Jonathan Clulow

    Syncing Classic with CC. My solution.

    Hi all, What I am trying to achieve here is the ability to have my entire library locally configured in Classic with access to everything via CC. This is how I have achieved this so far; Images are imported into a folder structure. This is the structure; Camera; Canon 5D Mark II/ Canon 5D...
  14. S

    LR Mobile no pop up menu in grid view

    Operating System:ios11 Lightroom Version: 3.0.0 317C4C (Please go to Help menu > System Info to double check the exact version number) Question or Description of Problem:ability to change cover photo for collection in LR Mobile has disappeared. When tap and hold on grid view photo menu does...
  15. R

    Temporarily moving Collections between drives.

    I keep my photo files on external USB3 drives and I am thinking about moving files I want to edit to my internal SSD to see if this improves speed. I'm hoping someone can suggest a quick way of moving designated images back and forth. I know how to do this using folder but my preference would...
  16. C

    Managing Collections

    I now have several hundred Collections, and I'm beginning to lose control of the management of it. I've followed the advice of some on here and built many admin based libraries for no location, no keyword, camera type etc. I know that in some, I have used (in error) similar but different terms...
  17. D

    How can I see the number of photos assigned to Collections from a set of photos?

    I have dozens of collections (smart & regular) in my LR catalog. I would like to know how I can get a sense of how many photos are assigned per Collection from any given set of selected photos. I can do this easily for one photo at a time: Clicking on the Collections icon on the thumbnail in...
  18. nIkedoni1a

    How do you create a collection of just one person?

    I would like to create a slideshow for a particular individual. Photos can have other individuals in them but every photo should also include this one person. I have clicked the face icon in the task bar and have confirmed the vast majority of faces in multiple folders so Lr seems to...
  19. R

    Cant reorder images in a slideshow collection

    Ive started a slideshow (made a collection, clicked save slideshow which created a nested collection that seems to be a dup of its parent; no idea why it would want to do that). When I select that lower (lowest) level collection, should I not be able to reorder the images by dragging on the...
  20. T

    Collectons--Images "Spontaneously" Re-order

    I am wondering is anyone can help me with this. I am currently working with images in collections. I have become aware that every once in awhile when I return to a collection that I had been working on, the images seem to have "spontaneously" re-ordered themselves. In other words, they are no...
  21. K

    Moving Aperture Projects to Lightroom Collections

    Hello! I used the new Aperture import plugin directly in Lightroom to transfer all of my photos to Lightroom. I am new to Adobe, so I am a bit confused as to where to go from here to find all of my projects. I understand that Projects transfer into Collections in LR, but I have a crazy amount of...
  22. C

    Editing smart collections - is there a smart way?

    I have used John Beardsworth's idea for workflow for a little while to see if I like it. However, having tried it out, I now need to do some housekeeping on it. I know what I want to do (primarily editing the "collection Source name"), and editing each existing collection individually will be...
  23. J

    Default Collection for Imported Photos

    I am using Lightroom CC 2015.8 on a Mac and Lightroom Mobile and would like to have all photos I import from my camera's memory card into my LR desktop catalog be automatically available on my iPad. It already works well when I add the imported photos to a Synchronized Collection, but I cannot...
  24. Michael Naylor

    Sessions by Collection Set per Project

    In my ongoing attempts to rationalise and use LR at intended, I’ve begun to make use of Collections more seriously. I’m leaning towards doing it like this… Projects Project 1 Sources Selects Intermediates Finals Derivatives Project 2 Sources Selects Intermediates Finals Derivatives …and so...
  25. mikecox

    How to see a Collection setting and edit same

    If I want to edit a Smart Collection I simply rt click on it and select Edit. But that option isn't available when I rt click a simple Collection. How do I open a simple Collection so I can see the settings and edit them?