Chapter 12: Navigating & Managing Your Library

As you continue to import images or add folders of images to your library, it will grow in size and complexity.  Fortunately, Luminar makes it easy to navigate around your library, sort through images, and use multiple catalogs manage your photos. 


Using Luminar Shortcuts

One of the easiest ways to find your content is with shortcuts. Located in the Library Side Panel, Shortcuts let you Quickly access your library. Luminar makes it easy to see content arranged by dynamically populated Shortcuts that organize your images based on common and powerful criteria. 

All Photos

Selecting the All Photos shortcut loads all of the photos in your current catalog. If you click on the small disclosure Triangle you can browse your Library by Year, Month, or Day. Photos are automatically sorted based on their file creation or capture date.


Quick Edits

If you have chosen to Open Images for Quick Edit, the Quick Edits shortcut will appear in the list.  Selecting this will show all of the images you have temporarily added to your library to process.


Favorites

If you have Flagged any images as Favorites, the favorites shortcut will appear.  This is the quickest way to find all of your favorite images.  Combining this option with a selection from the Viewing Filter allows you to filter your favorite images by star rating, color label, and other criteria. Just click the dropdown list located next to the word Showing in Gallery View to get started.


Recently Added

Recently added photos appear under the Recently Added shortcut.  If you click on the small disclosure triangle you can browse these images by the specific day they were added to your library. 


Recently Edited

If you want to quickly review images that you have edited, select the Recently Edited shortcut.  All of your edited images will appear.  If you click on the small disclosure triangle you can refine what Luminar shows you by Today, Yesterday, This Week, or This Month.  


Trash

If you have deleted any images the Trash shortcut appears.   Here you can review images that you’ve queued for deletion.  The images can either be deleted and moved to the system trash for cleanup or returned to the Luminar library.


TIP: Custom Shortcuts. 

You can right-click on a folder or album to choose Add to Shortcuts for quick access.  If you ever change your mind, just right click on the shortcut and choose Remove from Shortcuts.  You can also drag shortcuts in the list into a new order.

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