Our last lesson provided an overview of using Collections and Smart Collections to organize groups of photos within Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic. In this tutorial, I will delve into some very helpful tricks for using Collections to their fullest potential. Knowing these techniques and shortcuts will help you streamline your Lightroom workflow when it comes to dealing with groups of images.
The purpose of the Quick Collection feature in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a great idea. The Quick Collection is supposed to provide an easy way to group together a bunch of files that you are interested in working on for an upcoming project. The problem is that actually using this feature is often quite frustrating. Fortunately, there is an easy way to accomplish the same goal as the Quick Collection idea but with far less frustration and far more functionality by using a regular Collection and the Target Collection trick.
The Target Collection trick is one of my favorite timesavers. Once you learn this, you’ll be able to add images to a Collection with a single keyboard tap.
In this video, I also show how to use Collections in combination with Lightroom’s new web based application. This is an exciting new feature with lots of potential uses for Creative Cloud customers.
Overall, I think you’ll find that taking the time to learn the nuances of working with Collections will certainly help to maximize your Lightroom productivity and make your life easier in the long run.
Now that we’ve covered all the ways to stay organized in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, it’s time to move to our next set of lessons on making beautiful images with Lightroom’s incredible Develop Module!