Lightroom: Remember last image selected in each folder

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In Lightroom, please "remember" the currently select images in each folder as I move back and forth. This would be such a time saver!
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John Fjeldsted

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TK

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How do you imagine this to work regarding the active image selection?

Do you expect the image selection to change, each time you navigate to a different folder? That would create some difficulties, e.g., when you want to create a temporary set of selected images that comprises images from different folders.
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It would be nice if lightroom could remember which image i was viewing last when I navigate back to a folder instead of starting with the first image in the folder. I frequently go back and forth between folders and collections and I would like to go back to the same image that I was viewing before I navigated away from the folder instead of starting from the beginning.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom: Remember/navigate to last image viewed when changing folders.
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Arnold Bartel

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it would also be nice to be able define a representative "cover"-picture for each folder or collection.
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E Strickland

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When returning to a previously worked folder, it would be useful to return directly to where one left off (i.e. the last-worked image). rather than being forced to start at the first image. When processing a large shoot and briefly switching to another folder, it is annoying, when returning to the original folder, to have to scroll/page through all the images to get back to where one left off.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom: Remember last viewed image when returning to a folder.
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This plugin fixes it "right" (works in the background - re-selects previous photos when you switch folders and/or collections..).

OddJobs
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This plugin ROCKS!! we shouldn't have to use plugin, but this plugin does the job - thanks!!!
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Rob Cole

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You bet chiaroscuro :-)
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Arnold Bartel

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Unexpectedly i found out that with Lightroom 5.6 it is possible to define a title image for a collection (seems not to be possible with lightroom 5.4).
Thanks Adobe for implementing this feature (even if I never read about it and just found it by chance)
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Are you talking about "Use as Cover Photo"? what does that do?? Lightroom mobile or something???
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Arnold Bartel

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seems plausible that it is called "use as cover photo" in english (in german it is called "als Titelbild verwenden"):
what it does: If you move your mouse over your collections you see a picture in the navigator area top left. This picture was always the first image of your collection. So in my case it often was a shot of the setup or of the colerchecker passport and not representative of the shooting/colletion.
Using the "use as cover photo" command you can now determine which image is shown in the navigator area when you move your mouse over the collection list. (note: it does NOT work with smart collections)
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Ah - thanks Arnold. Not quite the same as restoring previous photo selections when returning to previous photo source, but still good to know.
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Arnold Bartel

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Am I right or did something unexpectedly happen to my catalog?
This option "use as cover photo" does not exist in Lightroom 5.7 any more... :(
(see also http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh... )
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as it covers a part of this request you could maybe vote for this thread:
http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...
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Ralph Hill

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I blows my mind that this feature is not yet in Lightroom. Really? Expect the user to remember which image they were last working on in every catalog. Yes, that is a brilliant idea (heavy sarcasm).
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I want this! Is there any alternative plugin that fixes this? Rob Cole's one seems to have disappeared.
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Unfortunately, we recently learned that Rob passed away suddenly two years ago, and his plugins became unavailable soon after: http://regex.info/blog/2017-01-18/2765

You might check out my Any Source plugin.  It provides "back" and "forward" commands that keep a history of previous sources, selections, and filter settings, so you can easily switch back and forth between them.
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I use and highly recommend Any Source.  I set shortcut keys to launch it, and use it dozens of times an hour.

I have no affiliation with the author.  I'm an Aperture specialist moving several large databases to Lightroom.
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I can't believe that this timesaver feature is still not implemented!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom: Remember selected image and filter settings when changing folders?.

When I change from folder A to folder B then back to folder A, the first image in folder A is alway selected. Similarly, filter settings should not be lost. I think it would be much better if it worked like this...In folder A, I have image 23 selected. I switch to folder B. Then I switch back to folder A and image 23 is still selected (and the filters are the way I left them in folder A instead of being cleared).
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Filter settings will be retained if you click the little lock in the right corner of the filter bar.