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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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6 Messages

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250 Points

3 years ago

I would also love this feature added into Lightroom - in the Library module, just being able to code the folders 3 colours would be useful - just to keep track of what I have already completed and what I am still working on (as I can have a few open projects at any one time). Please add this in.

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100 Points

3 years ago

same request, this Feature would be really helpful, I just chatted about it with Axel Matt, he does not seem to know that this request is pending for so Long and not yet picked up by Adobe. Would be really nice to get it on, to simplify large structures of Folders. Please add this in. 

6 Messages

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170 Points

3 years ago

Photo Mechanic has provided color coding for probably 10 years or more. The fact that Adobe can't or won't add this feature after years of people asking for it is so disappointing. The fact that there are other ways to organize work, such as by collections and metadata, should not carry the day; many people organize by folders and a program like this should be able to accommodate more than one approach to organization.  Come on Adobe!

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466 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Color coding in Folders and Collections.

A large group of us have been requesting, no...make that "begging" for color coding in Folders and Collections so we can easily locate headings such as Family, Travel, Portfolio et. We can use Label colors for rating our photos. Why can't we also be able to do this in the panel on the left? We've been requesting this for approximately seven years.. With all the competition Adobe now has from other editing systems we would think that you would honor our request to prevent us from leaving.

7 Messages

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242 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Color Code Collections & Collection Sets.

Color coding collections, and then sorting collections by this color would be really helpful.  As a professional I have hundreds of Collections and numerous levels of hierarchical Collection Sets.  Being able to code with a color then quickly sort what I'm looking for by color code (I would set up with one color for architectural client shoots, portraits, personal work, etc) would save a lot of time digging through several levels of Collection Sets.  It would also help by making the monochrome Collections Panel interface faster to navigate visually. Apple allows you to do this with folders in Finder, something similar would be incredibly useful.

Adobe Administrator

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818 Messages

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14.9K Points

Great idea, Mike! I've merged it with this thread to add your vote to the rest.

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122 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom Classic: Color set labels for folders.

Hello

Am I the only one who would like to be able to give a color set label to folders.

To be able to prioritize and see the difference right away with edited folders and the one you still need to work on.

I think it will be a great add to the software.

Let me know what you think

 

Vincent

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170 Points

3 years ago

You’re not the only one. You’re merely the latest one making a simple, unimpeachable suggestion that has been ignored by Adobe for years. Let’s hope that one day they will implement this capability, which was available on photo mechanic probably 10 years ago.

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466 Points

3 years ago

We've been screaming for this for at least seven years.  I install every new update hoping that this will finally be initiated...but it never seems to happen.  With all the competition out there nowadays, you'd think that they would honor our meager request, yet they never do.  Perhaps in the next update it'll happen, but based on the past, don't hold your breath.

6 Messages

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170 Points

So confoundingly true. What will it take?

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154 Points

Look at the NEW Lightroom CC, they completely removed the ability to add color labels to photos!  Adobe clearly could care less about this and all we can do is put in feature requests and hope our voice is heard...

Lightroom Classic CC Feature Request

NEW Lightroom CC Feature Request

7 Messages

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224 Points

3 years ago

Like so many others, I would like to see color coding of folders and collections  - not with little dots like in MAC OS, but with full highlighting.  And as a follow-on with color coding, we'd need filtering to be able to select, filter or group folders by their color.  Just color coding, however, would be a great start.

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484 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Color lable folders and collections in Lightroom.

I have so many folders and collections that I would REALLY LOVE the ability to color label folders and collections to speed up my navigation and work flow.

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13.3K Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Color lable folders and collections in Lightroom (merging).

Use emoji in Title of  collections or Folder of collections....

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Color lable folders and collections in Lightroom.

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224 Points

While an interesting interim solution, using be careful of placement as if used at the beginning of a collection name, that affects the sort order of the collections or folders. Still don't have a clue why Adobe can't implement a color coding capability for folders and collection sets and collections .  We've been asking for this for years - and been totally ignored!

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62 Points

2 years ago

i have been following the colour coding i will have to apply various receonmendation and suggestions.https://forums.adobe.com/people/koko+Level?view=profile&qProg=true

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250 Points

2 years ago

Am I Dreaming?!

22 Messages

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1.2K Points

Not sure I trust someone in an Adobe community not to have Photoshopped that!

6 Messages

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250 Points

Ha ha - lol - Totally Genuine! - I swear! - In the UK at least - might be getting rolled out in different areas at different times :)

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1.2K Points

I did put a :p at the end there, but I guess android emojis don't work on here! Oops

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224 Points

Well - no, NOT COMPLETELY.  Folders now have color labels - thank you for that - but, gee, what about Collection Sets and Collections.  It's exactly the same concept and for all the same reasons as you want to be able to color code folders - to, among other things, help track the editing process precisely what collections can be used for. Kind of obvious - at least to me.  And the title of this issue includes color coding Collections!

Champion

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5.3K Messages

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95.6K Points

I changed the status back to "no status" and the title to mention just collections and collection sets, so it's clear that part of the feature request is still outstanding.

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466 Points

Exactly. I take my best images from Folders and create a Collection from these such as Portfolio, Travel etc. Enabling color coding for Collections would complete a request that’s been running for seven years.