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Tue, Dec 19, 2017 8:04 PM

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Lightroom Ecosystem: Please add smart folders

I would love to be able to create smart folders (aka smart collections) in the all-new Lightroom CC. Basically, a folder that contains a set of photos based on metadata information and updates automatically. The feature set should ideally contain all the options that exist in Lightroom Classic for smart collections. Thanks!

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104 Points

2 y ago

Another +1. Is anyone at Adobe reading this? Would be great to hear if it's a plan and if not, why the priority is made. I just migrated, and didn't imagine that I could not make smart albums. :( Now I don't know what to do. Very frustrating.


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114 Points

2 y ago

+1 it's absolute must

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168 Points

1 y ago

Smart albums were my way of sorting my “work in progress” while it moves through my workflow. Would be great to get them back in the new CC.

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80 Points

1 y ago

I agree: smart folders is critical otherwise there's no real organization method since Lightroom doesn't use folders like Lightroom Classic does.

This is like a conscious product design decision: Adobe wants to keep some separation between Lightroom and Lightroom Classic, and keeping smart folders/collections in Lightroom Classic is one way. It's been years since this feature has been requested and it would be a very easy solution to implement, but Adobe has chosen not to.

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112 Points

1 y ago

No smart albums?  WHYYYYY?

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66 Points

1 y ago

I think that Adobe will never implement this feature.

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70 Points

7 m ago

Please make Smart Album feature on Lightroom mobile.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled (Lightroom Mobile) Feature request : Smart Album

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60 Points

7 m ago

This is one of the most important features 

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70 Points

6 m ago

Please bring "smart album" (or "saved search") to Lightroom CC.

This works great in Lightroom Classic.


I organize all my pictures with keywords and would like to be able to define albums/filters like ">=3 stars AND keywords contain hiking".

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Smart album in Lightroom CC

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2K Points

3 m ago

Smart Albums would be enormously helpful. Being able to create a Smart Album based on being a Pick, Rating, or Tag means we can created auto-filtering albums for our selects, images we want to submit to Stock, or images we want to put on our Portfolio Site.

It would need three key features:

  1. be based on saved search criteria
  2. be able to be filtered to target one or a subset of albums
  3. be able to be referenced as a source in Stock, Portfolio and Spark

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80 Points

3 m ago

So frustrated to have seen so little growth in lightroom cloud.  if I can quick filter by keywords, cameras, etc. why not let us just save those filters as a smart album.  It'd be so simple! 

And while we're at it, why are filtering options so incredibly limited when there is so much metadata in each photo.  Can't even filter by date!  

Adobe is turning away more and more professionals.  I may be one of them soon.  

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled will we ever get smart albums or other things from classic that are no brainer additions to lightroom cloud?

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This thread is being merged into an existing authoritative thread for better tracking and response. 

Adobe Photography Products

Quality Engineering - Customer Advocacy

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80 Points

3 m ago

I just posted the same kind of question comment and an Admin immediately moved it here so that it would be buried instead of show up in the main feed of the forums, or as an additional search term. 

How about Adobe actually address some of these pretty simple requests instead of flagging them and moving them all to a thread that is several years old and clearly ignored.  

Even if for some reason they can't get around to adding these features, they could at least have the courtesy to actually address us.  

Instead of white washing your forums to preserve your image, how about you improve your products.  So infuriating to be treated like this by so called quality assurance personnel...

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@skizip Posts aren't merged to bury them... exactly the opposite in fact. If all of the votes for the same request are combined into a single thread, it shows that a lot of people want the same feature and it stands a better chance of being prioritized.

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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74 Points

23 d ago

Since I've moved a lot of photos to Adobe Lightroom (from Lightroom CC, Photos (Apple), Flickr, Dropbox. I really like it that I now have all my photos in 1 place, easily accessible everywhere. 


BUT what I miss the most is the ability to make smart selections (like in Lightroom CC).
AND an easy way to remove duplicates since I've got a lot of them. With Lightroom CC this was easily doable with plugins but I can't find any for Lightroom.

Are there any plans to add such features, or does anyone know how to solve this?

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Lightroom Desktop: duplicates & smart collections