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How to Use Smart Collections in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

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Smart Collections are a feature of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom that can help you manage a large collection of images. They work like a saved search, and let you find what you're looking for quickly and efficiently. In this short video tutorial from my recent Lightroom course, I'll explain how you can use Smart Collections to create rules and have Lightroom automatically pull images that fit the criteria.

First I'll cover what Smart Collections are and how they work, and then I'll go through a couple of examples to illustrate the process of setting up the rules and creating a dynamic collection.

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