by Julieanne Kost

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March 21, 2011

With all of the parameters available to determine the filters for Smart Collections, I often use them to check my work. For example, adding a Smart Collection with the rules set to Copyright / Is / Unknown, helps me to make sure that I have applied my copyright to all of my images. Likewise, setting the rule to Keywords / Are Empty, helps to show any missing keywords. And this is just the beginning, setting multiple rules will allow you to filter on a Date Range (Edit Date / In the Last / 60 Days)  AND Rating / Is / 2 Star or Greater AND Folder / Contains /xx and so on!

To get even more sophisticated refining your Smart Collection filters, Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) + -click the plus icon within the New Smart Collection dialog ( the icon will change to a hash/pound sign) for additional rules (Any/All/None of the following are true).



  • By -S - 7:52 AM on March 21, 2011  

    Smart collections are a huge time saver. I would love to see more criteria added though, especially:
    – more date fields (right now it’s only edit date and capture date), i.e. be able to queries on the year only, or on the month only
    – aspect ratio field (to make it easy to find panoramas for example)