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What's the point of Albums?

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  • BeO

    The point of albums is an organisational one. You can add images to an album via drag&drop without interupting your workflow.

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  • Ian Wilson

    There is no easy obvious way to add a right-click action or keyboard shortcut for adding an image to an album, partly because an image can be in more than one album. For instance, I could have an album called "Grandchildren" and another album called "Christmas". A photo of the grandchildren at Christmas could be in both at the same time. Each album is only a virtual collection: the image file is not physically moved or copied, and therefore there is no appreciable impact on computer storage space in using them. So given that there might be any number of albums you could add an image to it would be hard to think of a way to shortcut it. But drag and drop works well.

    Ian

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  • Filthy Lucre

    It is the virtual nature of Albums that I find attractive but I do not like the drag and drop mechanism for populating them and I disagree that it does not disrupt my workflow. For example, when I edit I do the bulk of my work in the Exposure or Local Adjustments tab sections. If I want to drag an image to an Album, I have to navigate to the Library and then away from the image folder I'm working in, then up to where the Session Albums are located and finally navigate back to Exposure to continue editing. From that point, it's only a single click to get back to the Album unless I wish to change the active image folder and then the extended navigation journey resumes.

    Despite my initial high hopes for Albums, at this point I'm not sure they're worth the bother.

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  • BeO

    The example for your workflow was that you click on a thumbnail and then right-click to put the image somewhere. So, in the browser. Exposure and local adjustements you problably don't do in the browser.

    Anyway, don't want to nit-picking here, but show you options:

    1. Create a floating library tool if you have enogh space on your monitor, or a second monitor. You can have that open any time, or collapse if needed.

    2. Put the library tool in Exposure tab and Local Adjustmensts tab, and in any you need it.

    3. Submit a feature request

    If you need individual variants in albums then look no further, forget about albums right away.

     

     

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  • Filthy Lucre

    Exposure and local adjustements you problably don't do in the browser.

    Not as such but I'm using dual monitors so my typical workspace looks like this. My browser is always visible and accessible.

    I've moved the Library to the Exposure tab for now to see if it will work for me. Thanks for the suggestion.

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  • BeO

    Two monitors means plenty of room,  theoretical. You still have to click open the library tool, maybe a floating tool outside the main window would be better but this takes away from your browser.

    I wish the browser itself could be made floating. And the sub sections of the library tool, e.g. only the albums.

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