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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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13 Messages

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506 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled ability to color the folder in LIGHTROOM library module.

In Lightroom Library module, it would be useful if we could add a color to folders. so that we know the finished jobs and the folders we should finish work on them

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132 Points

4 years ago

Great idea, I regularly have umpteen folders going & it's hard to keep track quickly. Every time I look at the folders I use up time figuring it out again


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60 Points

4 years ago

Hurry up and implement this already. Shouldn't be hard but would improve the workflow of everyone who used Lightroom

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76 Points

This is really what this whole link boils down to, Liam. No one is asking for the invention of something that hasn't been available in other programs for years, and it's usefulness is clear to see. Come on, Adobe!!! How many more people have to say the same thing for you to act?

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182 Points

4 years ago

Since this request is from 2010 and hasn't gotten the attention I believe it deserves, and Lightroom has grown considerably since then, I'm posting it again with a few of my own considerations. Here it goes:

When working with a large catalogue, one might get lost or take a long time to find certain folders, even when using the library filters. The reason? Well, for me is that I have multiple network folders with multiple shoot dates within (as shown in the print screen attached) with a VERY large number of photographs. Naming or re-naming the folders to match whatever criteria is really not an option and with a catalogue this big and ever growing, library filters take a long time to find stuff.


Wouldn't it be great if we could rate, color, annotate, flag and checkmark the actual folders?


And the more I think about it, the more it makes sense to me, specially when thinking ahead of time. In 5 or 10 years from now, I'll have a lot more folders and a lot more considerations regarding my labeling, rating or flagging, hence, annotations and checkmarks! Of course you could say, just export your bigger catalog into smaller ones by group, say by year for instance, but still, if I'm putting together an exposition about pictures spread out along my years photographing, that becomes a problem, and the more I photograph, the more I see this as a problem.


Also, I believe this would be a great addition for co-working on catalogues, large studios and media folks out there.


Imagine this for a second: How great would it be, for any photographer or media manager, to instantly see what these or those folders are about?!

(view figure 1)


(Figure 1)


All of that would depend on your style of logging your media of course, but still, it would mean a lot more control over your library! And the main reason I have Lightroom, is for that exact purpose, Organizing and Managing my archive. I believe that this is a feature a lot of us would like to have and would mean a major advance in the workflow.

Anyway, this (figure 1) is something I put together to illustrate my point. If anyone thinks this should be a thing, please comment, like, share, etc! Lets get this through!


Old Request from @_gary_:

Re: FEATURE REQUEST - COLORED FOLDERS 

Something similar by @teraj:

Marking pictures with Voice Memo attached 

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514 Points

Nice mockup! Those folder features would be incredibly helpful.

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764 Points

This is a great mock up. We need to put pressure on Adobe. I just posted a comment on the Lightroom Facebook page. If a bunch of us also do the same, maybe Adobe would take notice, as it appears that they do not read the feed back pages here...

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5.9K Messages

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103.9K Points

They do read. 126 votes in 6 years doesn't make it a high priority though.

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

www.lightroomqueen.com

Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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170 Points

That is a fair point, but if Steve Jobs had waited for 126 people to write that it was a good idea to ditch the floppy drive, Apple would have stayed with that concept far longer than it did. There's a difference in the quality of innovation between being driven by the number of people asking for a comment and the quality of those comments The value of color coding folders is irrefutable, and Apple itself has had color-coded folders for decades. This cannot be old technology. What possible reason can there be for not including this feature, other than a lack of folks writing in that they want it?, What great company innovates based on that metric? It's a no-brainer. Please Adobe - just do it!

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5.9K Messages

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103.9K Points

Absolutely true Ron, but they have lots of requests with a lot more votes and limited time to do them all. Unfortunately, the requests that seem easy to us often require a lot more work behind the scenes.

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

www.lightroomqueen.com

Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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122 Points

4 years ago

Definitely in favor of this! The benefits have been stated by many people over the last 5 years, since this post started. I cannot understand why Adobe did not fit this into their product roadmap. My life would be so much better with color coded folders. Really, I would be so happy. Grateful actually! Not joking here, I would give up the whole slideshow module just for color coded folders. And the book module.

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232 Points

4 years ago

today we need this feature. like in PhotoMechanic.

But this post have been Posted 6 years ago. and today nothing change.

I upload a screen capture from photomechanic, have colours on folders.

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514 Points

Adobe obviously doesn't give a shit. I feel it's no longer about improving the software for professionals, but attracting new users with big, new features....

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182 Points

4 years ago

Adobe truly doesn't give a flying fudge about what their customers want, or even whether their products work despite the fact that we are paying monthly to beta test for them. I suppose we should be thankful Lightroom is at least mostly functional, all the poor folk with Retina iMacs and MacBooks have had an unusable version of After Effects for TWO years now, and Adobe just can't quite seem to get around to fixing it.

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466 Points

I called Adobe yesterday and spoke to the advisor about another LR issue.  I mentioned the whole color coding thing to him and he said he'd pass it on to his superiors.  I said that a group of us has been asking for this for about 6 years. Maybe at some point they'll listen to us.

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126 Points

4 years ago

The only person who could get Adobe to do colored folders is Scott Kelby (and maybe Terry White). I sent an email to Kelby asking him to ask Adobe to do this for both Lightroom and Photoshop. 

Deluge him with your emails.   Bill Wysong

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466 Points

4 years ago

What about Julieanne Kost and Tim Grey?

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1.2K Points

4 years ago

I came here to request the exact same thing.

It would be so very useful to be able to colour folders depending on editing status or various other personal preferences.

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484 Points

4 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Feature Request.

I would like to see the ability to color code folders and collections in Lightroom to speed up  browsing.

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64 Points

4 years ago

I also came to request this feature, its not even that complicated of a request... I don't need a new dehaze, local edit tool, advanced processing tool  nearly as much as i need a way to find my damn images lol

172 Messages

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4.4K Points

c'mon Adobe, LR is just as much a cataloging tool as it is an image processor. Please put some effort into this and other cataloging feature requests.

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466 Points

I tried to get them to take action on this by placing a request on the Adobe feedback section of their website.  It seems that with the last update, they have once again ignored us.

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224 Points

4 years ago

Could not agree more the value that color coding at the folder level would bring to my workflow.  Amazed that this request has been going on for over 6 years and nothing has been done.  What will it take for Adobe to implement this function that would bring real value to thousands of users.

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80 Points

3 years ago

I just want to add my voice to those who would LOVE to have color coded folders!!! 

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466 Points

3 years ago

Every so often I call Adobe to ask for technical advice dealing with Lightroom.  At the end of the call I always mention this issue.  Their reply is that they will make note of it and advise their software developers.  And with this, the days, months, and years go on with still no change.