Easy-to-follow video tutorials help you learn software, creative, and business skills.Become a member
Now that we know a little bit about Collections, next I want to talk about Quick Collections. By defaul,t your Quick Collection will be the targeted Collection. If you target another collection, say like our Collection Surfer here -- you can do so by right-clicking or Control+ clicking, and setting that as target -- notice that the little plus icon moves to that collection. Yet, if we right-click or Control+Click, and then deselect that option, so that this isn't set as a target Collection, well, by default the Quick Collection will be targeted.
Well, what is a Quick Collection? This is a temporary way to group images together. So let's say, for example, that we're working in this folder here, Daisy. We go ahead and double-click one of these images in order to view it. We've decided that we want to try to figure out which images are the keepers here; which images we want to work on. Here I'll press the B Key to add this first photograph to the Quick Collection. Then press the right arrow key to move to the other pictures. Here, I'll press the B key to Add this one to the Collection, and then press the right arrow key.
If you want to add an image to the Quick Collection, and then automatically advance to the next image, press Shift+B key, and that will then add the photograph to the Quick Collection, and then it'll move to the next picture, as I'm doing here. We'll now that I've added a few pictures to the Quick Collection, what I want to do is show the Quick Collection. To do that, go ahead and press Command+B on a Mac, or Control+B on Windows. That will then jump to this Quick Collection, and just show us that these images here which we've added to this Quick Collection.
Well, Quick Collections are temporary. In other words, if we close and quit Lightroom, and reopen it, Lightroom won't remember the selection of photographs. So typically after you've created a Quick Collection, you will want to turn it into a real and permanent Collection. To do that, we can use a few shortcut keys. Press Option+Command+B on a Mac, or Alt+Control+B on Windows. This will open up our Save Quick Collection dialog, and here I'll go a head and just name this Quick Collection Daisy.
This will then save this Quick Collection as a permanent Collection down below, and it'll clear the Quick Collection after saving. Here we'll click Save, and as you can see, it'll then save that down below here in our Collections panel. So just to reiterate, we have a few shortcuts which we can use with Quick Collections. We can press the B key to add images to those collections, press Shift+B just to view the Quick Collection itself, and then finally, to convert the Quick Collection into a permanent Collection, you can press Option+Command+B on a Mac, or Alt+Control+B on Windows.
Get unlimited access to all courses for just $25/month.Become a member
180 Video lessons · 76132 Viewers
64 Video lessons · 94537 Viewers
86 Video lessons · 62035 Viewers
103 Video lessons · 31381 Viewers
Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.
Search within course videos and transcripts, and jump right to the results.
Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.
Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.
Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.