Lightroom: Make rating photos Collection-based, not photo-based

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Hi there! I have two different kind of suggestion to improve LR.
1) It would be great if rating photos was Collection-based, not photo-based. Now, when you rate a photo, the rating follows the photo to all the collections you have included the photo. This system is very unpractical, since the same photo may fit very well for one purpose but not as well for another in the different collection.
2) I would yell "Yeees!" if there was a possibility to choose file name as a title of the photo at the gallery view in the LR Web page. Then, I would not have to create a new title for each of the web photo. Regards, Mauri.
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Mauri Leivo

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Posted 7 years ago

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I do not like your first idea. I rate my photos in an absolute way, independant of any collection.

moreover , rating is stored in the photo metadata, this makes it compatible with all other standard compliant software, that reads the metadata. It also implies that only one rating can be assigned to one photo.

I suppose different people have different way of working.
I think color labels were working like what you want, but not sure it does anymore
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jdv, Champion

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Yes, labels are collection-centric. Ratings are photo-centric. You want to use labels, which you can define how you like.
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John R. Ellis, Champion

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Labels (red, yellow, etc.) are global, not specific to collections, in both LR 3 and 4 beta. For example, if I set a photo's label to Red and then filter by Label = Red, that photo will show up regardless of which containing source I select (All Photographs, a containing folder, any containing collection).
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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It's better if you create individual requests as separate topics that can be commented/voted on individually instead of laundry lists.