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How to use only folder view in catalog?

PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:52 am
by David569
Newbie here. Is there a way to have the Folders tool for a catalog behave for example like Lightroom's folder view? I setup a new catalog, imported some existing photos and left them in their current location as opposed to storing inside the catalog. I don't want to have to use User Collections. The only way I can view the photos is via the Recent Imports. The folder I imported is no longer in Folders.

My LR setup has 3 catalogues. Personal, Business, and Other. Each has a corresponding root folder with all photos inside in their own folder structure. I'd like to mimic that with C1P.

Re: How to use only folder view in catalog?

PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:53 pm
by Paul_Steunebrink
In the Library tool, with your Catalog open, go to the 3rd section Folders (skip Catalog Collections and User Collections). In Folders, click on the triangle in front of the drive symbol and name (Macintosh HD for example). This should have a green light at the right to show its online state. Browse to see your folders and the images in their original locations.

Note that even with this setup (storing outside catalog) you can create User Collections.

Re: How to use only folder view in catalog?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:05 am
by David569
Hi Paul, thanks for the response. I know about the Folders, it's just a little too removed from the file system for me. I'd like something a bit more transparent the way LR works. Also, LR lets me move folders, with C1P it looks like I'd have to move folders via Finder and then re-associate it in C1P.