Set Collections in Lightroom Classic and Albums in Lightroom as TargetsWith albums in the cloud-based Lightroom and collections in Lightroom Classic, Lightroom 6 and earlier versions, one usually drags photos to them to assign those photos to them. Dragging takes time and can be a hassle if you have to scroll to your album or collection. Now we have functionality in both applications to quickly add photos by selecting the photos and then just typing a one-letter shortcut.

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Using Cloud-Based Lightroom Target Albums:

Right-click on your album and set the album as the target:

Lightroom: Set Album as Target

The album with the narrow black border around it is the assigned target:

Designated target collection in Lightroom

In Grid view (G), select one or more photos and type T to add them to the target album. Type T again to remove them.

Using Lightroom Classic and Lightroom 6 Target Collections:Lightroom Classic Logo

Right-click on your collection and set it as the target collection:

Set collection in Lightroom Classic as the target

The collection with the + sign after the name is the assigned target:

Designation of target collection in Lightroom Classic

In Grid view (G), select one or more photos and type B to add them to the target album. Type B again to remove them.

This also works in Lightroom 5 and earlier versions.

Note that by default  the Quick Collection (in the Catalog panel) in Lightroom Classic, Lightroom 6 and earlier versions is the target collection.

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