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Mon, Aug 8, 2016 10:15 AM

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Lightroom: Library/collections view issue

Hi,

[Using Windows]

Here is how to reproduce:

1. Library module | Grid View. Go to a collection and select an image.
2.
Right-click on it and "Go to Folder in Library". LR displays the contents of the folder.
3. Do what you have to do in that folder and return to the Collections panel.
4.
Since the selected image already belongs to the already selected collection, LR doesn't change anything to the display. It is still showing the contents of the folder. Now you can start making big mistakes since you think you are working in the collection but you are actually working with the folder.
5. To fix the problem, you have to select another collection and then return to the target collection.

Already reported multiple times since 2 or 3 years. They still don't care. I'm still upset because I'm continuously making mistakes because of this. Fixing this bug would take about a few minutes, I guess. This is probably not challenging enough to raise the interest of any developer at Adobe.

 

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4 years ago

It is worth noting that there's the same kind of issue when switching between collections and albums. Actually, when landing in the collection or publishing panel having an already selected collection or album (from a previous visit)  from a folder, album or collection that has selected images belonging to the target collection or album, the grid is not refreshed. The result is that we are then in a mixed mode where the displayed images do not correspond to the currently selected collection or album.

 

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4 years ago

Perhaps I'm not understanding or I'm on a different version, but I can't replicate what you're saying in Lr CC 2015.6.1 on Windows 10.  When I return to the collection in step 4, Lr changes the view back to contents of the collection, just as I'd expect.

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4 years ago

I can't replicate this, either, with LR CC 2015.6.1 on Windows 10. 

What do you mean by "return to the Collections panel"?  Do you mean you click on the same collection, again, and the thumbnails of the previously selected folder are still shown?

For me, when I re-click on the collection, the grid refreshes with image(s) that the collection holds. 

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4 years ago

OK. I have not been accurate enough and more details are needed.

Actually, the problem is that when I leave the collection panel by using the "Go to folder in Library" command, the current collection remains selected in the Collections panel. When I return from the Folders panel by clicking on Collections again (I'm using solo mode), the collection is already selected. Clicking on it has no effect because LR thinks it has already updated the display with the relevant images, which is not the case. That's why I still see the images from the folder.

Sometimes, after a while, I don't know exactly why and when, this behavior stops and the currently selected collection is deselected when leaving the Collections panel. In that case, when returning from the Folders panel, there's no problem because I have to click on the collection name to select it. So, the images are updated.

I don't know how to systematically reproduce the wrong behavior. However, this problem has already been reported many times.

 

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4 years ago

Same deal, I'm afraid.  Still can't replicate it.  Once I click on "Go to Folder in Library", focus moves to the Folders panel and the collection I was in becomes deselected.

This is stuff I do pretty regularly and don't remember ever experiencing the behavior you're describing, so I'd have to guess that it's a fairly odd bug that somebody's going to have to figure out how to replicate before there's any hope of squashing it.

Which version of Lr are you running?

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Always the latest.

 

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Yes,  I've had same problem for several versions.  it's annoying but had to get used to the "click on some other collection, then click on desired collection" workaround to get the grid to show the desired collection.  

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4 years ago

Here is a screen capture showing the problem (after disabling Solo Mode)...

I was initially displaying the "D'Allemagne_couleur" album. I right-clicked the selected image and "Went to Folder in Library". This opened my "Dortmund" folder where that image is stored. Note that the "D'Allemagne_couleur" album is still selected. So both items are simultaneously selected in LR which is inconsistent. You can't visualize a folder and a collection at the same time.

Now, if I want to return to the "D'Allemagne_couleur" album by clicking on it, nothing happens. LR keeps displaying the folder images. I have to click on another album and then click again on the "D'Allemagne_couleur" album in order to make LR refresh the display.

The very same problem occurs with Collections.

 

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Patrick
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