A question that everyone asks at some point as they are learning Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic is “how should I gather all of my favorite images together so that I can find them again later?” Finding our favorite photos again, in a flash, is an important goal and it turns out there are a variety of techniques that we can use to accomplish this critical task inside of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic.
I demonstrate a range of features including Folders, Collections, Star Ratings, and Smart Collections which can all be used to gather up your favorite images in this video tutorial. I hope that showing you each of these different methods will expose you to some of the key organizational features of this powerful program that often get overlooked.
In my experience, many new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic user invest a lot of time and effort building a complex Folder structure to organize their images. While these new users goals are admirable, their technique is questionable.
Folders can be helpful organizational tool but each of these other features also deserves a place in your workflow. Each technique has its own advantages and disadvantages but only when you know how to use them all can you properly decide which methods including Collections and Smart Collections are really the best match for your specific needs.