Find Photos that are in all Photos but not in any album

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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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Tom Cooper

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Posted 12 months ago

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Roelof Moorlag

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That can be done with a smart collection:
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Pierre Fortin

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Hello Tom, to solve this problem, I added a star to all my photos, then I removed the stars from the photos in the albums, I did a search at the top to find the pictures that have stars and I classified them

Pierre
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Roelof Moorlag

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You could also add a 'helperkeyword' to all your new imported images and remove this when added to a collection
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Marsha Levine

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These work-arounds are doubtless useful, but the real question is why have all synched photos automatically been ripped from their collections. When I stop collections from synching, the images from them remain in All Photos. That really is a nuisance. I use Lr Classic and never want to stop my photos online.
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The real question is which Lightroom Tom is referring to. He talks about 'Albums', not 'Collections' and about 'All Photos', not 'All Photographs', so I think it might be Lightroom CC, not Lightroom Classic.
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My answer was for Lightroom CC

The stars works well

Pierre

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