Another significant yet subtle improvement in Lightroom 2 is the means to reconnect missing and offline folders and photos. While preventing your photos from being inadvertently disconnected from the Lightroom catalog is still just as important as it was in Lightroom 1, it’s good to know there are tools to help you get things back in order if you find yourself looking at a catalog full of question marks.
Creating new folders and moving photos from folder to folder is a fundamental aspect of file management. It is also a fundamental task that should only be performed from within Lightroom in order to maintain the connection between the Lightroom catalog and the imported photos.
In Lightroom 2 Adobe combined the Find and Metadata Browser panels from Lightroom 1, added some new functionality, moved them to center stage in Grid view and named it the…