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Library module Locating pictures NOT in a collection

Apr 13, 2016
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Lightroom Version
Lightroom Version
Operating System
  1. Windows 10
I am working on my Lightroom Classic catalog(ue) of more than 150,000 pictures and am happy with what I've done so far. The assistance of the Lightroom Queen website and publications has been inval;uable.

Right now, I am looking for a quick and simple way of identifying which pictures are NOT in a collection. I could be looking, for instance, at all pictures taken on a certain day or at a particular location.

Say, for instance, I have about 500 pictures selection. I know some are already in collections (that I've done ad hoc along the way) but many are not.

I simply want to be able to isolate those pictures that are NOT assigned to a collection.

Thanks in advance for any assistance

Paul in Australia
Nov 5, 2017
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Power User
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Alternatively, you could select all photos in Collections, then with them selected click on All Photos and Edit - Invert Selection - that will give you all photos not in a Collection (you could just click B and put them in the Quick Collection to then sort through)