How to Create Collection Sets and Manage Collections in Lightroom 3
(The Lightroom video tutorial in this post is just under the introductory text below. The working files for this article can be downloaded below.)
Knowing how to create Quick, Regular and Smart Collections is great and all, but at some point you are going to need to manage and organize your collections so they are more manageable and easy to access.
That is where Collection Sets come into the picture. Collection Sets allow you to place multiple collections into a single Collection Set similar to a parent/child folder system. This allows you to keep your collections organized regardless of how many collections your catalog may have.
In this video, we are going to teach you how to create Collection Sets in Lightroom, as well as edit and manage your collections. From renaming collections to editing Smart Collection rules, we will be covering it all.
Note: These images have been provided to the SLR Lounge users courtesy of Lin and Jirsa Photography and Undfind for educational purposes only.
Full RAW Exercise Files (552MB) – For faster connections. The full RAW files will allow you to follow the tutorials while achieving the exact same results as shown.
JPEG Exercise Files (129MB) – For slower connections. The JPEG files will allow you to follow the tutorials, although the results may vary due to not having the image details of the full RAW file.
Lightroom Catalog – Contains all of the changes, edits made within this article.
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