Lightroom: How To Find Out Which Collections a Photo Is In

Kim, my book editor, would kill me if I ended a sentence like I did that headline above, so I’m counting on her not stopping here today. Anyway, this is a quick tip on how to find out which collections a particular photo lives within (is that better, grammatically? Not sure. It’s not my strong suit, which Kim would surely attest to. See, there it is again).

This one’s really easy — just right-click on the photo and from the pop-up menu choose “Go to Collection” (as shown here) and it will list all the collections that photo appears within (if any). If you want to jump to any one of those collections where it lives, just choose it (as shown above). That’s all there is to it.

Hope you found that helpful. Here’s to watch could very well be an awesome, awesome week – let’s make the most of it. 🙂




  1. Dennis Chapman 2 September, 2020 at 02:39 Reply

    Always enjoy your tips. Probably a better way of phrasing that is where a photo resides or in which collection the photo is located.

  2. John H 31 August, 2020 at 20:46 Reply

    Thanks, Scott, always love Killer Tips. This one I already knew, but that’s cuz I learned it from YOU — like everything else I know about LR.

    Just as often, I use “Go to Folder in Library” (same right-click menu, immediately above Go to Collection). I use them both constantly as I continue organizing all my photos into Collections (following your strong and oft-said advice to do EVERYTHING in Collections).

    Thanks for all you do for the community.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *