I get this question frequently, or more specifically, how to move photos from Previous Import or All Photographs, which are entries in the Catalog panel. Your photos actually never reside in the Catalog panel – they reside instead in folders, which are displayed in the Folders panel. Therefore it is not meaningful to “move photos from the Catalog panel.”
The Catalog panel simply has shortcuts to various groups of these same photos, for your convenience:
- All Photographs: every photo in your Lightroom catalog (in every folder)
- Current or Previous Import: photos you last imported
- Quick Collection: a temporary collection of photos
- Other entries: based on tasks that you have performed, such as exporting photos into a new catalog, importing from another catalog, finding missing photos, etc.
If you have an entry in the Catalog panel selected and want to get to the folder that one of the photos displayed resides in, right-click in the photo and choose Go to Folder in Library. Lightroom will jump to that folder, and it will be highlighted in the Folders panel.