Lightroom: I'd like to be able to bind a key to put marked photos into folders.

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Hi guys/Adobe

I'd like to be able to bind a key to put marked photos into folders.
The only option you have right now is to hit 'B' to move selected photos into the folder which you have chosen to be the 'Quick Collection'.
What I'm asking for is that every folder should be able to have a unique key bound to them. Of course not by default, but it should be an option in the settings.

Please add this simple feature!

- Julius Lissau
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By default the Target Collection [ B ] is set to be the Quick Collection. Any collection, however, can be the Target Collection. Right-click on any Standard Collection and select "Set as Target Collection". Now when you hit [ B ] it will go into the newly defined Target Collection.
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Yes I know, and i said that too...
The problem is that only one folder can be selected at a time. You can't have two target collections, you see?

For an example, once you come home from lets say a football game, then you got photos of the players, the crowd and some other random stuff that you spotted around the stadium.
In that case, I'd like to have 3 hot keys for 3 folders when going through my photos. One for the players, one for the crowd and one for the random stuff.

Do you understand?
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I do understand but then I would also approach the workflow differently. I would have a user-created Keyword Set created that could be applied with the already present - 9-available shortcuts.

Rather than sort my pictures by forcing them into collections, I would manage them with a keyword and filter paradigm.

There may be other users who like your idea so hopefully you will get some votes.
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Okay, that could be an idea too.
But I see no point in not just having both options