After you have flagged all your images as “picks” or “rejects” you can get down to making a collection of these images to edit. You will need to decide if you want to delete the non-selected images or keep a file of these Raws just in case. In a recent Lightroom seminar I attended, Scott Kelby recommended deleting them. His rational was, if they did not make the cut, why keep them?
I however am a picture hog and prefer save things, so I leave them in this original imported catalog. I then make a collection based on the “picks.”
Start by going to LIBRARY – ENABLE FILTERS – and make sure it is checked off. If not select it so that it is.
Then go to LIBRARY – FILTER BY FLAG -FLAGGED ONLY
Now only your Flagged “Picked” images are showing. Then SELECT all images remaining by holding down SHIFT and either selecting via the library or bottom panel. You can also hit Command + “a” or Control + “a” to select all. They will all by highlighted once you do this.
Then you will go under LIBRARY – NEW COLLECTION.
And this dialog box will come up. Choose the name you want for this collection. I named mine Halloween Photos. You can put it within a set if desired – or leave it as it’s own collection – and then check “Include Selected Photos.” It is also up to you if you want a virtual copy you can check the last box. I use that only on select photos. Then click “create.”
You can get to this collection on the left side under “collections.”
And that is all there is to it! From here, since I still do most of my editing in Photoshop, I adjust the white balance, and check and adjust exposure if needed in the develop module. Then I save (as .jpg or .psd) and open using Autoloader into Photoshop. Hope this helps for those of you wanting to learn Lightroom!