Adobe Lightroom’s power extends well beyond its library catalogs. In the catalog, you can keyword and caption, tag and flag and generally organize your images.
However, there is one element of the Lightroom Library module which is often overlooked yet is incredibly useful, Collections. This is why I have put together lightroom collections explained – to give YOU a full understanding of its brilliant processing capabilities.
Collections are just that, a collection of images defined by any criteria you wish.
It might be all four-star images in a certain location or it may be all images with blue dresses. The power of collections is that they don’t alter the basic layout of your catalog. Images remain in their original folders, nothing is moved.
When you create a collection you are just referencing the original files in a new location. This makes them an excellent way to group together a series of images that fit a specific criteria.
Getting to Grips with Collections
Lightroom Collections are found in the Library Module on the left side panel. If you have a large catalog of images you might have to scroll down a bit to see the Collections section. The triangular icon to the left of the word Collections will open or collapse the panel. To the right
To the right at the top, you will see both minus and plus symbols.