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Here we're going to pick up where we left off and continue to talk about collections. Well, so far we've looked at how we can navigate to different folders say, and find an image and then to add that image to the collection, drag-and-drop. There has to be a better way, right? All of this dragging-and-dropping is going to get a little bit tedious and monotonous. Well, there is a great shortcut technique that you can use in order to add pictures to collections. Here's how it works. You target the collection by clicking on it and then right-click or Ctrl+Click.
And when you do that, you'll see a contextual menu and you can set this as the target collection. You'll see a little Plus (+) icon which will show you which collection is targeted. Next, navigate to your image library. Here I'll go ahead and just choose this folder and then navigate to a new image like this one here, and then press the shortcut key, the B key, in order to add that photograph to the collection. And you can do this in any view, I can be in the Loupe view, press the B key. That image is now added to the collection. All right! Well, so far, so good.
We're learning how to work with collections. Well, how to take this even up a notch in regards to kind of the structure of collections? Well, so far all of these images in this collection, they really are portraits. And what I want to do is create a set, kind of like almost if it were a file cabinet, a big file drawer, and inside of that I would have subfolders of these different sets of images. Well, how could I do that? Well, what you do is you click on the Plus (+) icon and choose Create a Collection Set. Here I'm going to name this collection set "Portraits." Next, I want this to be just next to the collection Train Bridge.
I want it to be on the upper level here and I'll click Create. Well, now there aren't any files in this. In order to add a collection to this, well, simply click on it and then click-and-drag in order to bring that into this collection set. If you already have a collection set, what you can do is, go back to your image library. Say for example, I'll go here. Here's another portrait. I want to add this to the portrait collection. In order to do that, just click on the Plus (+) icon and here I'll create a collection. This time I'm going to name this one Graduation, I want this one to be inside of the set Portraits, include this photo, and then hit Create.
So here you can see I now have two collections inside of this main collection set. What's interesting about this is, you can view the images just in that one collection, or if you click up top, you can see all of the pictures. In order to illustrate this, let's go to the Grid view and I'll zoom out a little bit. Here you can see we have all of the pictures from both of these different collection sets. So as you can imagine, collections and collection sets give you this new ability to organize your images and video files in a way that isn't dependent on file or folder location.
What's great about this is you can have collections or collection sets which are really specific, may be based on topic or type of photography or based on output. You could have a collection which is all about prints, and then you could add images that you need to print or you could create other types of collections as well. And as you move through the different modules, you'll see that collections will be really valuable in different ways as well.
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