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1.6K Points

Mon, Apr 4, 2011 9:24 AM

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Lightroom: Colour collections and collection sets to simplify navigation & cataloging

[Update: Color labels for folders were added in LR 7.4 --John Ellis]

I find it difficult to navigate folders and collections in the LH panel. To some extent this is because I (unwisely) chose to use similar naming conventions.If it were possible to allow users to "Colour code" folders and collections it would make navigation much easier and also give me another way of "cataloging" photos.My suggestion would be a small colour indicator, rather like the online/offline indicator but round instead of oblong.

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64 Points

8 years ago

I would like it if you could flag Folders (OS file folders in the left pane) and Collections with a variety of flags like you can flag an image – Star, flag, color, etc. I can imagine a lot of uses for this, but two pop up immediately – Have I edited and processed all the images in this folder yet? And what kind of images are in this folder – personal, commercial, fine art etc. A simple filter function would allow me to pull up all the shoots/folders that I did for stock photography. In the Collations, I could filter all my web Collections, or all my print collections. This could be helpful for finding specific kinds of work or to simplify the work environment when you are working on a specific project.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom: Flag and Categorize Folders and Collections - with filter function.

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150 Points

8 years ago

Another vote for flagging/coloring/starring folders! Preferably via a sidecar model so as to allow the flagging/coloring to be consistent for folders that belong to more than one library.

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514 Points

8 years ago

I posted something similar and photoshop'ed a screenshot. http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...

14 Messages

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514 Points

7 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Folder Colors In Lightroom Like Photoshop Layers.


Lightroom should have the option (in a context menu) to assign folders in the left panel certain colors like you can assign colors to layers in Photoshop. It would be really helpful for quickly identifying folders for a certain project or simply as a quick visual organizational feature.

3 Messages

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122 Points

7 years ago

Another vote here!
IDimager can do this, as well as iMatch.

Having this possibility will greatly enhance my workflow.

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76.3K Points

7 years ago

In the mean time, consider Jeffrey Friedl's "Folder Status" plugin:

http://regex.info/blog/lightroom-good...

Rob

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92 Points

7 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
LIGHTROOM: Give color labels to Folders in Library module..


Give option to give colors to Folders in Library. Colors on photos are good for workflow, but having option to label folders would be even better to keep track of shoots being worked on.

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102 Points

7 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
LIGHTROOM: Color in folders and modolu "workflow" (Gantt chart).


Sorry if it's written wrong I used a translator!

A small improvement I would like to see in lightroom is the possibility of label color folders, so we could identify the folders that Etam with the work completed, those that are being worked on and it has not even been started.

Another major improvement that lightrrom could have would be to create a new module called "workflow" it would work the way the mesama "adobe workflow lab" put into the lightroom and based on information that we put the folders in the library or something, otimo this module would have to organize our workflow knowing what work should be done first so'd have one graph gant own lightroom inside.

Thank you.

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104 Points

7 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Flagging folders in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.


It would be great to be able to flag folders. Ideally to be able to give them a colour label (as we can with images) in the library view would be a massive visual reminder.

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144 Points

6 years ago

Perhaps letting you add color attributes to folders in addition to photos.
In lightroom there are several colors that you can tag photos with, If folders showed up in the views, maybe you could use color tags, as well as metadata to tag folders.
Perhaps then a search on "Red" would automatically pick up all photos in any red folder.

37 Messages

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552 Points

6 years ago

I haven't read all the comments here, as we're looking at 4 years of comments on this request. Yes, color coding for folders would be very useful. And how about searchable folders? Yes, I know you can do a text search and it will show you images contained in a folder with a particular name. But LR does not bring you to THE folder or folders with that name - it only shows the photographs contained in the folder. After using LR for the past 7 years, you'd think Adobe would have done this by now.

Champion

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95.6K Points

I agree that LR should provide the ability to search folder names. As a workaround, take a look at the Any Source plugin, which provides incremental search of folder names.

37 Messages

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552 Points

Thanks, John. I'll look into it.

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194 Points

6 years ago

I was just about to post a suggestion for this functionality.

I'd love to be able to color code folders.

On Mac, it would be even better if it used the label color that Finder uses.

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76.3K Points

6 years ago

You can't color-code folders, but you can define a single photo to represent a folder and color code that, so that when you view a grid of folder reps, you can see which folders are represented by a red photo etc.

PS - Source Photo plugin can help (free by me).

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100 Points

6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Colour Coding folders in Lightroom - adding my weight to the numerous requests.

It would be very helpful to me if I could colour code folders in the Lightroom folder view. The text is necessarily small (I am shortsighted anyway) and it would beget to group folders for various projects and recognise them instantly. One small step for Adobe - one great leap for my ease of work . . . .

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60 Points

6 years ago

Another vote! Would be EXTREMELY helpful in my wedding photography and couples shooting workflow. I have to leave lightroom to use the mac labels.