4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 24, 2012 12:03 PM by léonie
hibhaven Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Is it possible to edit the items that are displayed under 'Recent' in the Library tab? 'Recent' appears under 'Library'


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.1), Intel Core i7, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD
  • 1. Re: Editing items displayed under 'Recent' in the Library tab
    Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (23,830 points)

    Yes, those 'albums' under recent are just another view into the library, they are implemented as smart albums. The images that are pulled up are the actual images so any edits you do will be applied to the actual image.

  • 2. Re: Editing items displayed under 'Recent' in the Library tab
    hibhaven Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Frank. I guess I did not post my query clear enough. My query is not about editing the images that appear in the folders under 'Recent'. My query is about editing the actual list of smart albums that appear under 'Recent'. Is it possible to edit the list of smart albums that appear here? If yes, how? Can I add more smart albums here? Can I remove existing smart albums from here?

  • 3. Re: Editing items displayed under 'Recent' in the Library tab
    Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (23,830 points)

    I don;t believe it is possible to do either of those. 

     

    To be honest I prefer to leave the stock structure alone (in this or any other app) and to add any additions or change's to a 'Local' structure. The reason being if you modify the stock structure when you update or upgrade the app there is a good chance you will loose your changes and have to re-apply them.

     

    That's way as I'd showed in the other thread I place all my own Library albums under a Local folder this way I can always be sure of what is original and what I added or modified.

     

    regards

  • 4. Re: Editing items displayed under 'Recent' in the Library tab
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,725 points)

    Can I add more smart albums here? Can I remove existing smart albums from here?

    You could simply hide the whole section by clicking the "Hide" button, that will appear to the right of the label "Recent".

    Unfortunately, this will hide your Trash as well.

     

    Then you could create a folder "Recent" with similar smart albums and add or remove smart albums you like. With Frank's method to prefix the name by "_" you can have this folder at the top of your library.

    I found no way to create a "Trash" smart album.