Lightroom CC: Ability to identify pictures not assigned to an album

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Uploaded "orphains" cannot be identified. They are visible in "All pictures", but not flagged as such (nor or those belonging to an album flagged as such).
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Plus LrCC Team, please include a way to identify what Album(s) a Photo is in. This could sit in the info field.
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Put that in as a separate request Selondon. I'd vote on it!
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Selondon

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Found one that exists already Victoria.....
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photos...
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+1 for request to find orphaned photos, matching metadata but not in a selected folder.
ie. Photo taken in 2017 but not contained in my Album named 2017
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Find Photos that are in all Photos but not in any album.

I have 25,000 photos in all photos but only 20,000 that are in albums.  I need to identify these so I can put them in albums or delete them.  
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+1

I would also add that I'd love to be able to identify photos not in a specific set of albums. In Classic, I organized all my photos into some general categories (hiking, road trips, travel, events, etc.) and then by the specific event/location/etc. That allowed me to easily find photos and know where all my photos of things are. Organizing them by date has no real relevance to me.

(Though as a sidebar, that is how my archives are organized, but that way I can find a specific photo in my keepers, find the date in the metadata, and then find other pictures from that same trip/event/etc. in my archives if needed.)

But in Lightroom CC, since my folder organization has been combined with my collections, I now have albums which help my find those events/trips/etc.  and I have albums for "best of..." or other specific things. What I'd like to be able to do is find any photos that are not in my main organization folders. (I have three: Personal, Work and School, and Other's Photography. I could combine them all into a single folder, but only if I could better control the sidebar width so that I can still actually see my more deeply nested folders.)
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I like to see which picture are not in an album, but in the still in the all folder so I clean up space

Chris
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom CC: How to view photos that are not in an Album?.

Maybe I'm missing something. 
I thought that the previous Lightroom allowed you to view photos that were not in an album.  If this is really a missing feature then what is Adobe's thought process for organizing photos on a computer?
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In Lightroom CC, photos are organized by date by default. You can then put photos into albums (similar to collections in Lightroom Classic). You can see what albums an individual photo is in now. But if there is a photo in no albums, there’s no way to find it.
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Great feature that helps organizing your library much easier. Shouldn't be hard to implement.
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Paul Ashley

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I also really need a means of identifying photos not in albums.
It's extraordinary that this is not yet possible.
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@Adobe
Please can you comment on what the recommended work flow is for sorting photos into folders. Because without this feature I can't see how you can do this reliably without a way to check.

If you can't actually sort into folders reliably then the folders feature is not usable in a professional context. And without folders I don't see how anyone could use the software professionally.

So like many above I'm totally baffled how anyone is using it, except with clunky work around. I'm using it for a relatively small number of mobile + drone photos at the moment as a trial. But all SLR pictures are going into classic due to this missing feature.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photos not in Albums.

It's great that we can now see which albums a photo is in but it would be better still to be able to see all photos which are not in any album.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom CC: Ability to see which photos are not in Albums.

It's great that we can now see which albums a photo is in but it would be better still to be able to see all photos which are not in any album.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Filter Photos Not In Album or Collection.

There should be a method of filtering out all the photos that are taken / uploaded that are not in an album or collection. Currently there are no way of doing that. For the mobile version, it used to be that you are able to navigate to an album, and take a picture while in the album and the picture taken will be automatically added to the album. But that seem to have changed. I would like to have all my photos organized, and be able to know which photos are not organized.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Need feature to find photos not assigned to any album.

We really need a feature to filter and find photos that are not assigned to any album. I just converted a 100,000+ photo library from Apple Photos to Lightroom CC. I then reorganized many of the folders (partly because I had deeply nested folders with long folder names that won't fit on the desktop column display on the left in Lightroom CC - that's actually the first problem, and a silly one at that). Anyway, during various moves and imports, I inevitably ran into problems where photos got orphaned, as they did not belong to any album. Right now, it's impossible to find them in a large library, and fixing this manually is a nightmare. Apple Photos supports creating smart folders that can filter by photos that are not in any album. This is a badly needed feature for Lightroom CC, too. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Add 'Not included in any albums' as sort filter in Lr CC'.

Please add 'Not included in any albums' filter in Refine search in Lr Classic.

Whenever I delete an album, Lr CC tells me that the files in the album will not be deleted and will be kept in the All Photos. This is very unhelpful as, with time, lots of files which I no longer need build up in Lr CC creating junk and eating up space on mobile devices.

It would be great to be able to go and filter out all files that are not included into any albums and delete them from All Photos.
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Yep. Need this badly, hoping this feature would arrive in CC much sooner.
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This feature was released in Lightroom CC 2.2 (Desktop) launched yesterday. 

In the search bar type: "Album: Not in any album"

Enjoy
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Hi Bill,
It will only work on the desktop app at this time. Have you upgraded LR CC to the latest version? If you have you should be able to type "Album: Not in any album" in the search bar.
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Hello Richard. I did check my macbook and have LR CC 2.2 loaded. My steps taken ... went into “All Photos” and entered what you told me to enter and still do not see photos that are not in an album. What am i doing wrong?
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Richard Coencas, Senior Quality Engineer

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What happens if you just type "Not"? Does the autocomplete offer Not in Album as an option?
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Bill Prawecki

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Success ...... many thanks. Just keyed in “not” and I saw the “Not in any Album” show up. Moved a couple of photos and re-checked and the total changed. A stretch here but is there a way to show all photos labeled “Not in any Album” for each such photo when we pull up “info”. Thanks again .... at least a start. Love the product and features. Hopefully print facility will be there soon.
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Richard Coencas, Senior Quality Engineer

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Not yet, but I'll pass that on as a feature request. Glad we got you back to getting results.