Lightroom: Bookmark current image, filtering and workspace

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I would find it very handy to be able to "bookmark" the current status of lightroom, including the active image, filtering, workspace panels and screens.

For example, I may be in the middle of keywording a filtered selection of thumbnails (often thousands) and need to go to a different image somewhere else in my library to print. After I have finished printing, it would be handy to be able to return exactly to where I left off keywording. By exactly I mean that the thumbnails would be the same including which one(s) were selected and most selected, the panels would be the same, including any scrolling, the tool bar would be the same and if there was a second screen, it would be the same.

Another example - I may have a favourite workspace layout for reviewing images in the library loupe mode with the top and left panels hidden, but the tools, bottom and right panels visible. I may label a selection of images red. I then want to change to full screen, all panels hidden, tools hidden and filtering on red. It would be pretty cool to be able to do this by accessing a bookmark/workspace preset, especially if we could assign custom shortcuts to presets.

The problem with implementing this suggestion might be that bookmarks could easily become stale, where the images available, folder names, collections, attributes and such could change, making it impossible to duplicate a previous state precisely. In that case one would expect unpredictable results which would not be a problem for me as I would expect bookmarks dependent on these type of things to be short term.
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Rory Hill

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Dorin Nicolaescu-Musteață, Champion

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Bookmarking the last image in a sessions is pretty much this: http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh.... Saving the selection too, is a bonus to that idea.

Filter presets -- we already have it.

Workspace presets -- no sure it needs that. Unlike Photoshop-like monster products, with dozens of floatable palettes and toolbars, Lightroom pretty much has two -- left and right -- and you cannot even rearrange them. Moreover, they are unique per module, i.e. per task being done.

Joining all three of the above into one MEGA-preset... again, not sure if it's useful. The three things may seem related, but in my opinion, they are not. You may use the same workspace multiple times for the same task, but you won't do it on the same image over and over again.
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Rory Hill

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Hi Dorin

Yes, similar to other idea. Of course I already know about filter presets. Regarding your comment about reusing the same workspace, but for different images, I would like to see a dialog similar to the synch dialog where you could choose to remember the image, filtration and workspace, but perhaps that is too complex.