8 Creating and Using Collections

Collections are great for creating groups of photos you expect to view regularly. Using the Library Filter, you can quickly turn anything you find into a permanent collection. A collection might include photos of the same event, place, or keywords. Collections take up little hard drive space because instead of duplicating a file, they use multiple pointers to the original photo, similar to shortcuts on Windows machines or aliases on Macs. That means collections can contain photos from different folders, enabling you to see only the photos you want to for a particular task.

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