As one photographer pointed out to me via e-mail (thank you Rick!), I forgot to let you know that you can add or remove columns when filtering by Metadata (in the Filter bar). When you position your mouse over the column header, a downward pointing arrow with three lines appears at the right hand side of the columns. Click on the arrow to choose to either add or remove the column.
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If you have a large volume of images in your Lightroom catalog , it’s worth taking a few moments to look at all of the different options available from the Filters bar (so that you can quickly find the photograph that you’re looking for). Of course there are the standard filters, (Clicking Attributes reveals options such as filtering on star “Ratings” and Metadata reveals a column for filtering by “Date”, but there are other options that are often overlooked.
For example, to find retouched PSD or TIFF files, click Metadata (in the Filter bar) and choose File Type as one of the Column headers. Note: there are many additional Metadata filters to choose from – simply click on the name of the column and select the desired filter parameter from the drop down list.
Likewise, you can click Attribute and filter on Master Photos, Virtual Copies or Video Files (these icons are to the right of the Color Labels). Click Text and refine your filter to only IPTC, EXIF or Keywords when filtering. Click Metadata and filter on Label (including labels from different sets), ISO (perhaps helpful when applying noise reduction) and Copyright Status (to see if you have mistakenly neglected adding a copyright to a photograph).
When you set up complex filters, based on several attributes, remember to save a Filter preset like we covered in yesterdays post!
If you find that you are constantly filtering your photographs using the same criteria, you can streamline the process by saving your custom filter as a preset. For example, when working on my composite images, I often look for photographs of rough paper to use as texture overlays. This requires that I click on the Text option (in the Filter bar) and then select Keywords and type in the desired keyword. Then, I refine the filter farther by clicking the Attribute option and selecting 2 or greater stars. Instead of doing this each time I need to filter for paper photos, I set up the criteria once, then click the double headed arrow to the left of the Filter Lock icon and select “Save Current Settings as New Preset”.
Click the lock icon (at the right of the filter bar) to lock the filter attributes “on” when moving from one folder/collection/publish services etc. to another.
“\” (backslash) toggles the visibility of the filter bar while in Grid view (Loupe view automatically hides the Filter bar).