After doing a search for all photos that had no keywords I got a number of photos. I selected the first one and expected the folder in the left hand panel that contained the photo to be highlighted but it wasn't. It helps to know which folder the picture came from to help identify it. I finally found that I could do this by adding folder to the grid view options but it took me quite a while to discover this. I could also right click the photo and then pick show in expolrer but this is time consuming. I don't use LR every day so it's hard to remember all the options and I had to spend 30 minuets finding out how to do this. I may not have to do this again for months so it will probably take me time to look it up again (getting old). Maybe it can already be done but I would like to see the folder that the selected photo is in to be highlighted.
If you are in a collection, then it's the photo in the collection that is selected, not the image in the folder. If you think about, selecting various iages in a collection and having folders start flashing would be very distracting. But if you have the Default Metadata panel showing you can always click on the arrow to the right of the Folder Name and go directly to that folder and have the image you were on selected.
Thanks for the reply they are helpful. I have a few thousand photos in a catalog, mostly wild life. Anyway I just wanted to be sure they all had keywords so I did search with the keyword selection set to none and came up with about a dozen old photos that didn't get keyworded way back when. I don't do this very often so was just looking for a more intutive way to identify the different folders they are in. This may be obvious to others but I use Windows and with a file open the folder icon changes to an open folder icon when looking at something in it so was expecting something like that. The filter bar above the film strip shows the photo's file name. Even with several photos selected one is highlited more showing what photo the name goes with. It would be nice if it would have the option to also show the folder name. Maybe I'll remember to right click the photo the next time I need to know the folder so maybe this isn't a problem. I usually don't care about the folder since I just do imports from the card with a date folder name and most of the folders have the same type of subject matter so it would be hard to come up with unique names for them.
This may not be related to your real question but in order to avoid the problem in the future you might set up a smart collection with the sole criteria being "no keywords." I do extensive keywording and have found this helpful when I forget.
Lightroom does that for you....check in the Smart Collections set in the Collections Panel and you'll find a "Without Keywords" smart collection. Was in LR2, LR3 and now LR4 (not sure about LR1, don't have it installed any more).
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