Copy to / Add to a Collection missing in LR Classic CC

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Let me Copy to / Add to a Collection in Lightroom Classic CC, as I can in LR Mobile.

Currently, as silly at it sounds, there is no Copy to / Add to command in LR Classic CC to add a photo to a Collection.

When one or more photographs are selected in Grid view there's no contextual nor menu command for Copying / Adding to a Collection in LR Classic CC.

I can drag those photos to a Collection, but that's not enough. I have to scroll and find the Collection and I lose the current view as well, when drag 'n' dropping.

What am I expecting:

Copy to / Add to a Collection as a contextual menu

When I've selected one or more photographs in Grid view, I'd like to add them to a Collection with a contextual right-clicking mouse button or using a menu command.

I'd like to see at least Recent Collections (as I'm most often adding photos to a Collection made just recently, not to a Collection made years ago and not accessed since), but it wouldn't hurt me to be able set Favorite Collections (as you can with Folders) and have those as an target option as well.

Thanks for listening, happy developing and cheers!
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Jim Robertson

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Have you tried the short cut "B"? With the collection being set as the Target Collection, hitting the B key will add it to the Collection. Works for single/multiple selections in Grid view. Also works in loupe view on singles

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Yes I know it, and sometimes use it as a way to get photos to a predefined Collection other than Quick Collection. But, that means repetitive steps with setting Target Collection away from and back to Quick Collection (if you like to keep the shortcut "B" referring to Quick Collection, as I do).

Thanks for the suggestion, though.

Would like to see best LR Mobile features arrive to LR Desktop – just didn't think a basic action like Copy to / Add to a Collection would be one of those best things, heh!
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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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The menu already exists, but it is in a different place. After you've selected the images, right-click on the collection you want to add them to. The third menu from the botton is 'Add Selected Photos to this Collection'.