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How to create an alias, or a shortcut, that leads directly to your Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Catalog

February 18, 2011 | | Comments 12

Author’s Note: You will find a more recent, and more detailed, version of this article within our extended Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Catalog Creation and Image Storage Fundamentals tutorial. I strongly suggest that you follow the link and read the new and improved post instead!

Mac OS Create Alias Screen ShotThere is a simple way to guarantee that the correct Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Catalog launches every time. Using an Alias (Mac), or a Shortcut (Windows) , that points directly to your Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Catalog is a great way to avoid a common Photoshop Lightroom confusion. Creating an alias, or a shortcut, that points directly to your Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Catalog is a simple way to avoid the complexity of working with multiple Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Catalogs. With this trick, you can guarantee that the right Photoshop Lightroom Catalog loads up every time you launch the program!

How to Create an Alias that Leads Directly to Your Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Catalog (Mac)

It is almost exactly the same with Windows but locking down the drive letter before creating the shortcut is a big help. Controlling the Microsoft Windows “Dynamic Drive Letter Assignment System” is a huge help for PC users. Following these extra steps before creating a shortcut is strongly advised for Window’s users.

Controlling the Microsoft Windows Dynamic Drive Letter Assignment System

How to Create a Shortcut that Leads Directly to Your Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Catalog (Windows)

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