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How to make a selection of images in Lightroom Classic from a list of filenames?

New Here ,
Apr 28, 2021 Apr 28, 2021

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Hi Guys,

I use Lightroom Classic 10.2. With macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 on a 2019 16" MBP.

 

This is my workflow. I import the photos in lightroom Classic. And then export them to JPG using the original filenames (series, that i always reset back to 0000). 

 

I have a workflow where i give my clients a wetransfer with all the low res JPG's. And they download it and make their own selection by giving me a chronological list of filenames of the images they want. They sent me this via email.

Then i paste the list in notes app and edit them in Lightroom Classic and check them off one by one in a chronological order as i go.

 

However i was wondering if there is a way. Whereas the list of filenames that they give me.

I could somehow input in Lightroom Classic so that i only see the clients selection? 

The goal is not having to scroll through the photos anymore to find the right filename, thus the according image that i need to edit. 

 

Thanks for your time and energy.

 

Kind regards

 

Sam

samtang.be

 

 

 

 

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LEGEND , Apr 29, 2021 Apr 29, 2021
Copy the file names (or file numbers) from your e-mail, then in Lightroom Classic, open the Filter Bar, click on text, select Filename, paste list into the Filter Bar

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LEGEND , Apr 29, 2021 Apr 29, 2021
To build on dj_paige's answer, be sure that the filenames are separated by spaces or commas, as shown in his screenshot -- if you copy from a list with each filename on a separate line, it won't work.  Also, if the filenames themselves contain spaces, it won't work.

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 29, 2021 Apr 29, 2021
To build on correct answers from @dj_paige and @johnrellis  SOme more details from my notes- SEARCH FROM A LIST OF FILENAMES To find a large selection of images from a text list you need to follow a set procedure- Note: It does not work if there are spaces in filenames! Lightroom-Classic needs access to all images that may be in the list- Click on ‘All Photographs’ in the Library Catalog  panel- left of screen, (or select the folder where all the searched images are known to exist), then- ...

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LEGEND ,
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Copy the file names (or file numbers) from your e-mail, then in Lightroom Classic, open the Filter Bar, click on text, select Filename, paste list into the Filter Bar

 

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New Here ,
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hi man

 

i'm gonna try it! thanks!! 

I'll keep you posted.

 

sam 

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To build on dj_paige's answer, be sure that the filenames are separated by spaces or commas, as shown in his screenshot -- if you copy from a list with each filename on a separate line, it won't work.  Also, if the filenames themselves contain spaces, it won't work.

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To build on correct answers from @dj_paige and @johnrellis 

 

SOme more details from my notes-

SEARCH FROM A LIST OF FILENAMES

To find a large selection of images from a text list you need to follow a set procedure-

Note: It does not work if there are spaces in filenames!

Lightroom-Classic needs access to all images that may be in the list- Click on ‘All Photographs’ in the Library Catalog  panel- left of screen, (or select the folder where all the searched images are known to exist), then-

 

  1. Edit your Client's list in a text editor (MS-Word or Notepad, etc) so that the list of file-names are separated by commas or spaces and delete all Paragraph markers. (This is the time-consuming part!)

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  1. Select this list by high-lighting only the text characters with the mouse.

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  1. COPY the text list to the clip-board. [CTRL-C] or Right-click > Copy

 

  1. In Lightroom-Classic:  Menu > Library > Find,  [CTRL+F]

or Click "Text" on the Library filter bar, and set it to- Filename / Contains.

 

  1. Click in the Search box and paste the list [CTRL+V]  or Right-click > Paste

 

You will see all the listed images by Filename that can be then added to a Standard Collection.

Select all [CTRL+A], Click the Collection Panel [+], Check ‘add selected images’.

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Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 11.0.1, Photoshop 23.0.2, Lightroom 5.0, Bridge 12.0, Windows-10.

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