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Introduction to Collections

Topics in this section

Collections overview
Automatic tag Collections
Automatic location Collections
Adding a new manual Collection
Using the Collection content view
Editing a Collection's name and description
Choosing a cover image for your Collection
Removing items from a manual Collection
Removing a manual Collection

Collections overview

Collections are groupings designed to make it easy to browse related items.

Automatic Collections

Automatic Collections contain items that have been grouped together for you. There are two collections:

For You - Includes images grouped by the subject contained within them. The images are privately analyzed on your computer, not in the cloud.

Note that computer analysis of images using Artificial Intelligence is never perfect and you may see some images that have been miscategorized.

Places - Includes photos grouped together by the location information in the files.

EdgeRover™ can only process photos with location information in them, for example photos taken on a smartphone with location services turned on.

Tip: Once items have been categorized, in addition to being able to browse them in Collections, you can also find them using the Search function. For example, if you have a Collection called Bird, the photos in that Collection will also be returned when searching for Bird using the search field in the titlebar.

Manual Collections

Manual Collections allow you to group together items so that they are easier to find. They are similar to a scrap book and can contain any cataloged items, including photos, videos, office documents, music files, etc.

Unlike a folder in macOS Finder or Microsoft Windows® File Explorer, an item may be included in multiple collections, as the collections contain references to the actual file, not the file itself, which may be on an internal or external storage device.

Here are some examples:

  • Items related to a home remodeling project, including designs, invoices and photos of the work in progress.
  • Items related to a trip, including tickets, receipts and photos.
  • Recipes, including files downloaded from the internet and scans of recipes from magazines.
  • If you are a consultant, items related to a client or project, including plans, deliverables and invoices.

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