Make a New Collection

How can I make a new Collection?

A Collection comprises a folder structured to group files belonging to a particular project.  Collections can be used to store data for personal use or, if located on a shared volume, to share data among multiple users. In the latter case, you may want to designate the Collection as the Main Collection for faster access as shown in the Designate a Main Collection lesson.

To learn more about the structure of Collections see the lesson on Collection Areas.

Open a Dialog to Create a New Collection

To open a New Collection dialog, click File → New Collection... .

Name the Collection and Specify its Location

Type the name of the new Collection and use the Browse button to specify the location for the new Collection folder, then click OK.

View the Collection

The new "Fluorescent Proteins" Collection is shown. To add files to the Collection, click the Import/Export menu button. See the Add a File to a Collection lesson for more information.