Using Collections to Manage Photo Projects

Using Collections to Manage Photo Projects

This video demonstrates how the new collections feature helps you manage your photo projects with lots of flexibility. Learn how you can benefit from using collections in Exposure.

Photo: John Barclay, Scott Stulberg, Halftone Studios

The new collections feature gives you a great way to manage your photo projects. You can quickly and easily group your images, no matter where they appear on your computer. Let’s take a look.

Collections in Exposure are virtual folders that you can use to store photos. You can virtually add images to as many collections as you want. You aren’t duplicating photos, so you won’t be filling up your hard drive with multiple copies. The result is a fast and flexible way of organizing your images for different purposes.

You create a collection by clicking the plus icon by the Folders panel. Then type a name for your new collection.

I’ve created a collection and called it Portfolios.

Now I’ll drag and drop images into that collection.

You can create as many collections as you want. Additionally you can add subcollections to a collection. Say you create a Portfolios collection with images to show potential clients. You can then create a subcollection for a few different styles of work, such as wedding photos and portrait photos.

You can make any collection or subcollection the quick collection. Just right-click on it and select Quick Collection. You can quickly add photos to the current quick collection by pressing a shortcut key.

I’ll create a collection for a blog post I’m working on and set it as the quick collection. Then, I’ll add images that I think might work well. Pressing L once adds an image to your quick collection, and pressing L again removes it. Pressing Shift+L opens the Quick Collection.

To make another collection a quick collection, simply right-click on it and select Quick Collection.

You can move around your collections, rename them, duplicate them, and delete them. For example, if you decide you’d rather have a subcollection be a collection, just drag and drop it onto the Collections header.

You can use cloud storage to sync your collections across multiple computers and share them with others.

As you can see, the new Collections feature in Exposure provides you with a fast, flexible way to group your photos.