Hiding Catalogues in Lightroom 3

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by NomadicTy, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. NomadicTy macrumors regular

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    Hi!

    In Aperture, I can create a completely separate Library where I can put images that I don't want just anybody to see. I can put that Library in any directory or drive, and access it by pointing Aperture to it.

    Is this possible in Lightroom? I believe LR creates "catalogues" that are more like previews of the actual image files. The catalogues still show up even after access to that directory/drive is no longer possible. There probably is a "hide" button in LR that allows on to hide certain photos, but I don't want a system where anybody that knows how to click on "unhide" can see the photos I'm trying to keep to myself.

    Thanks!
     
  2. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    You can have as many catalogues as you like, but only one open at a time.

    Just hold the Option key when you start Lightroom for a dialogue.
     
  3. NomadicTy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, FourCandles.

    I'll try that out in my demo version of LR 3.

    Thanks again!-
     

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