Collections are a powerful organizing tool inside of Adobe Lightroom, which lets you group photos together that may or may not be found in the same folder of your overall file organization. You can create Collections for portraits, landscapes, specific individuals and infinite other selection criteria.
One of the newer features in Lightroom is that you now have the ability to add images to a Collection during import. It is a simple and straightforward process that might save you quite a bit of time in organization that you would otherwise do later.
When using the import dialog, check the box for ‘Add to Collection’ under the ‘File Handling’ tab.
Now, you will be able to select an existing collection to add your imported photos to. You can also create a new collection from here, which you can even have it sync on import with Lightroom Mobile.
And that’s all there is to it. It’s just a simple “check the box” step and drilling down the collection you want to add them to.