catalog vs favorite/browse
Sorry if this is obvious or has been answered before but I couldn't find specifics.
What is the difference between cataloguing a physical folder versus browsing to that same folder and making it a favorite? I understand that a catalog does not have to be a physical folder whereas a favorite is. Other than that, are there things I can do with a catalog that I can't do with browse? Feel free to point me to a section in the manual that I may have missed.
Thanks in advance.
Catalogs give you the ability to search and view beyond just the one folder you are currently Browsing. If a folder has been Cataloged you can turn on the option to Show Sub-folder Contents which does just that, it shows all the images from that folder and all its sub-folders in a single window.
When using Advanced Search to find photos the same thing holds true - you can search beyond just the one folder you are currently viewing. Catalogs are basically a metadata database to help you find your photos.
See page 29 in the User Guide. It covers all three panels starting there and there is a section DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MY CATALOGS AND BROWSE TABS that goes into more detail.0
Thank you for the fast reply. That helps. And I will re-read that section of the manual.0
I have catalogued most of the folders where I keep my images. In some cases I have catalogued folders with several subfolders. To speed up access to these I have added some of the subfolders as Favourites. Plus I have made system folders like Desktop and Downloads into Favourites without cataloguing them.
There is a preference in General section called Legacy Browse Tab. This puts Favourites and Catalogued Folders in same column. Sections can be collapsed so I normally just keep Favourites open and Catalogued Folders closed.
That way I get the advantages of having folders catalogued without having to catalogue a lot of individual subfolders but have quick access to the key subfolders via Favourites list.
Works well for me.0
Thanks for the reply. That also helps. I'll have to try both current and legacy.0
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