1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 21, 2014 5:41 PM by areohbee

    How to delete a smart folder and just turn it into a regular folder in collections

    fefesyaya

      I am a new user. Is there a good Lr 5 book you can recommend? 

      I put photos into a smart folder... not so smart!  Under collections.

      I just want them under a regular folder ... OR  my smart folders name is SMART Folder... can I rename it?  that would help

        • 1. Re: How to delete a smart folder and just turn it into a regular folder in collections
          areohbee Level 5

          Just drag the photos from smart collection into a regular collection. first you have to create the regular collection, then you have to delete the smart collection - there is no one-key conversion that I am aware of.

           

          If you want to convert a smart collection to a folder-folder (disk-folder I mean, as opposed to a true collection), then right-click (ctrl-click on Mac) the parent folder, and create a new folder - opt to include selected photos. (delete smart collection afterward)

           

          Me? I use smart collections for almost everything collection-wise, except to-do collections, since photos disappear from a smart collection once the to-do criteria is cleared, which is sometimes too soon.

           

          To each their own..

           

          WAIT - hold the press.. - if your problem is just the name of the smart "folder" (collection), then yeah - just rename it. I mean, if it's a publish collection then your service may disallow renaming, but otherwise, just right/ctrl-click and choose to rename - no?

           

          Ciao,

          ~R.