Posts tagged with Collections

Where are my xxxxxxg flags?

Q I just upgraded to Lightroom 4 and something happened with my flags in collections: they are gone! Where the xxxx are they?

A Well, they are not completely gone. But they are very hidden indeed.

As background, in Lightroom versions 1-3 the Pick and Reject flags were local to the folder or collection of pictures. So in one collection of pictures you could mark an image as a Pick, while in another collection it could be marked as a Reject. While many found this useful, many found it unnecessary and confusing – and I think it’s important to acknowledge both sides here.

So in Lightroom 4 Adobe made these flags global, but they did so without letting you save flag data out to XMP or do anything which might have made the change more palatable. Potential compatibility with other apps remains just pie in the sky.

Because of the change to global flags, more…

How can I copy a folder’s stacks to a collection

QIs there a way to move stacks of images into a collection and have those stacks retain their original stacking “formation”/order?

ADrag a folder and drop it in the Collections panel. LR4 creates a new collection with stacking which matches the folder.

Lightroom 4 – global flags and local stacking

Flags are now global, not local. But stacks have gone local. How do these work together?