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Wed, Jan 13, 2021 3:12 PM

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Lightroom Classic: Play a sound when adding or removing photo from a target collection

When a target collection is set and I'm adding photos to it, I use the keyboard shortcut, B. I'd like to hear a sound to confirm an addition or removal: a bell when a photo is added to the collection and a buzzer when it is removed, or some similar sounds. This will make it easier to rapidly move through a batch of photos as I add them to the collection.

WHY IS THIS A GOOD IDEA?

When using the keyboard shortcut, B, to add a photo to a target collection, it is very easy to overlook that a photo is already in the target collection. The only indicator is a small, gray circle in the upper right of the photo's preview in the grid or film strip.

In that case, pressing the B key, will actually remove it from the collection. A message to that effect will pop up briefly, but that is also easy to miss because it doesn't stay on screen for very long.

COMPLETION SOUNDS

This is related to a previous idea of mine to allow completions sounds for ALL Lightroom tasks.

Windows 10 Pro

Lightroom Classic

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6 days ago

Good idea. I think the original sin was making B a toggle, for that very reason. (X, P, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 aren't toggles, thank goodness.)

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I agree. Should be CTRL+B to remove from a collection.

Windows 10 Pro

Lightroom Classic

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6 days ago

I like the idea.  Unfortunately CTRL+B is already used.  

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6 days ago

As a workaround, you could select ALL the photos you are going to be reviewing to add to the collection and hit the B key.  It will either add or remove ALL the selected photos from the quick collection depending on whether the most selected is already in the quick collection no matter what state of any of the selected photos are.  If it is incorrect just hit B again.  Then you can just select the first one and do yourselections without worrying about whether they are in the quick collection or not.