Yes, you will be able to export the files from the Collections.
Collections are a quick references for the images in the Folders of Lightroom.
Also if you make any changes to the images by selecting the image from Folder , then the same will show to the image in Collection as well.
In order to add more images to the collection, you need to simply drag and drop the file to the respective collection.
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A collection is simply an additional link to the same image. It enables you to group images in different folders together. The collection preview points to the same image that is referenced in the file view. So anything that you do to an image in the collection is recorded the same as any other view of the same image.
Thank you for your response.
I just tested wheather changes in a photo in the main file would flow through to the collection. when I made changes to a photograph in the main file and then looked at the same photo in the collection the change did was not reflected in the collection! When I changed a virtual copy of the same photo, the change did appear in the photo in the collection. Is it possible to have changes in the pic in the main file show up in the pic in the collection?
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Someone described 'Collections' like 'Play Lists' in iTunes. They are only lists of selected photos that are in your Library database.
Yes, the workflow is the same as described by JimHess, like if you make any change to the original file in the folder, the same image will be changed in Collections.
However if you are working on a Virtual Copy, and edit the Virtual Copy then the image in the Collection will remain same and not change.
I made changes to the original photo, picture in collection X did not change. Why?
My objective in creating collection X was so I can rearrabe order of photos. When I export photos from collection X, will the order I established be preserved? I want to then post the pictures to Flickr? Will it work?
It seems that , there is something missing here.
I believe the image that you have in the collection is not the Virtual Copy, or you are not working on the Virtual Copy of the original image in the original location.
And to ensure sort order is maintained, I suggest to export with 'rename' and the template "Sequence#1 Filename"