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Michael Naylor

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If I right click on an image in grid view and select "Go to Collection" and a normal Collection exists, that's fine. But if the image is in a Smart Collection, it doesn't show. Is this normal behaviour?
 
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Yes. A smart collection is basically a filter, so its images don't need to be marked as such in the database. When you go to the collection, LR just applies the filter and shows you what it finds.

As an example of why this makes sense, think of a smart collection of images that have been edited in the last 30 days. To keep the "Is in a collection" badge up to date LR would have to constantly be looking in that smart collection and checking whether the status of all your images had changed. This would keep LR far busier than you'd like. :)
 
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