Lightroom Classic: Search by Original File Name

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Aug 12, 2019 Aug 12, 2019

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Is there a way to search for images in LR Classic by original file name?

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Aug 12, 2019 Aug 12, 2019

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Hi DRF1000,

Once the image is renamed in Lightroom, I don't think you can search by the original filename. However, It seems like a great idea, could you share this as a feature request here?

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Akash

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Aug 12, 2019 Aug 12, 2019

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Have you tried ‘Any searchable field’ in the filter bar? If that doesn’t work, then apparently that field is not searchable.

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Aug 29, 2021 Aug 29, 2021

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I cannot believe i can't locate an image by it's file name in a software designed to catalog images. 

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Aug 29, 2021 Aug 29, 2021

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I cannot believe i can't locate an image by it's file name in a software designed to catalog images. 


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Of course Lightroom Classic can find files by file name.

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[This post contains formatting and embedded images that don't appear in email. View the post in your Web browser.]

 

"I cannot believe i can't locate an image by it's file name in a software designed to catalog images."

 

To search by file name, use the Text Filename criterion of the Library Filter bar and smart collections:

 

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To search the Preserved File Name field (which stores the original file name before a photo was renamed in LR), you'll have to use the Any Filter plugin.

 

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