September 27, 2007
As if he was reading my mind on the matter, Matt Kloskowski has produced a video tutorial on using Collections. This was subject matter I was going to cover but seeing as Matt has done a great job on it, I’ll defer to him on this.
Matt says, “I’ll be the first to admit that there are plenty of features in Lightroom that a real-world use is not immediately obvious. I started thinking about collections the other day (that’s what I do on my time off ) and realized that there are so many real-world uses for them in Lightroom but I haven’t seen them covered much. So that’s just what we’ll do in this video. Collections are something I use every time I step into Lightroom and I think they’re incredibly useful so I figured I’d share my thoughts on them and hopefully make things easier for you too.”
Just as a quick addendum to the video, one thing Matt doesn’t mention about Collections, is that they remember the presets you use with them. So if you have a particular Slideshow preset you wanted to use with a collection, select it and the collection will remember it. The same applies for Web galleries.