Today, we’re tackling collections that are smarter than I am. Lightroom’s Smart Collections feature lets us basically create rules for images, and then magically put them together in a set. We can search out 4 star images made with our 50mm lens and put them in a collection. We can search for images shot between 7 and 8pm and instantly have them in a collection.
This is one of Lightroom’s most powerful yet complex features. Today, we’ll be learning it one piece at a time.
To get started with Smart Collections, make sure that you are working in the Library module. Go ahead and press the plus button next to collections and choose Create Smart Collection to get started.
Lightroom’s Smart Collection system is based on adding rules to our images. When we add these rules,