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Marsel van Oosten
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How do I promote subfolders in LR4?

Aug 11, 2012 6:53 AM

Tags: #lightroom_4 #promote_subfolder

Maybe I'm mistaken, but I really seem to recall that in previous versions you could promote a subfolder by right-clicking it. It would appear in the contextual menu. The only option I see now is to add the parent folder to the top folder in the library. Has the promote subfolder option been removed?


Thank you for your help.

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    Aug 11, 2012 7:23 AM   in reply to Marsel van Oosten

    You can still do it, but you have to go to the parent folder and choose "Hide this parent...". I think it only works if the parent folder doesn't contain any images that have been imported to LR.



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    Aug 11, 2012 11:05 AM   in reply to Hal P Anderson

    Not quite, Hal. 'Hide this parent...' will work whether the parent conatins images or not. However, if it does contain images then these will also be removed from the catalog. Fortunately, the user gets a warning about this (see screenshot). Whether they pay heed or understand the implications of the warning is another matter (i.e some don't).



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    Aug 11, 2012 12:05 PM   in reply to Marsel van Oosten

    Personally, I would just move the subfolder(s) with my OS file manager, and then tell LR where they are when it says it can't find them.


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