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P: Date search by month or day (any year)

Explorer ,
Apr 12, 2015 Apr 12, 2015

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Please add a way to search for a date by month (and day). For instance July 4 in EVERY year. Or all photos ever taken in June of any year.Right now I can search it only one year at a time. Thanks

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Adobe Employee , Feb 08, 2022 Feb 08, 2022

Search by Month was released in the December Update

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LEGEND ,
Apr 12, 2015 Apr 12, 2015

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If you do this infrequently, you can use the Date column in the Metadata browser of the Library Filter bar. Make sure you've selected Hierarchical, and then you can expand or collapse years and months. Ctrl/Cmd-click months to select more than one month or day:
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If you do this a lot, you might consider the Data Explorer or Any Filter plugins:

http://regex.info/blog/lightroom-good...
http://www.johnrellis.com/lightroom/a...

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Enthusiast ,
Apr 13, 2015 Apr 13, 2015

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John is the author of Any Filter, which is an amazing tool to execute the searches that Lr cannot do. Also, John does a great job supporting his plugin.

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LEGEND ,
Oct 26, 2017 Oct 26, 2017

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Hard to believe that  Adobe doesn't provide a "Search by Month(s)" feature. I can't tell you how many times I've been asked for photographs from specific times of the year, irregardless of what year they were shot. It would be nice if I could search for all images shot in a specific month or months. Right now the only way I can do this is to buy a 3rd Party Plug-in.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 05, 2018 Jul 05, 2018

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I and others would like to have additional filters for creating smart collections based on dates.  For example:

1. Be able to find all images captured / edited in a particular month, regardless of year.
2. Be able to find all images captured / edited in a particular date range, regardless of year (may be a partial solution for #4 below if no geo data is available).
3. Be able to find all images captured / edited on a particular date, regardless of year (e.g., all images captured / edited on this day in history).
4. Be able to find all images captured / edited in a particular season, which requires date and geo-reference.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 05, 2018 Jul 05, 2018

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See this post for plugin solutions while waiting for the built-in feature: 
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom-date-search-by-month?topic-reply-li...

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LEGEND ,
Jul 05, 2018 Jul 05, 2018

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Great, thanks.  I installed Any Filter and it allows me to do some things I have wanted to for a long while.  I hope some of these capabilities actually get built into the Lightroom product.

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Participant ,
Dec 10, 2020 Dec 10, 2020

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I'm making a calendar and I'd like to include photos by the month they were taken. In other words, for the October page, I want to consider only photos I've taken in the month of October, no matter what year it was taken.

I can use a Metadata filter in LR Classic to show dates, but then I have to open a year and click on October. Then I open the next year and click on October again. Since I have photos covering about 18 years, this is a bit tedious. Is there an easier way?

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Contributor ,
Dec 10, 2020 Dec 10, 2020

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John R. Ellis has a lovely filter(I'm not dismissing your request) that you can use in the meantime. It's called Any Filter. It can do this and much much more. Any Filter – John R. Ellis Lightroom Plugins

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Participant ,
Dec 10, 2020 Dec 10, 2020

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@Jerry_Syder Thanks. I have Any Filter and I tried it. Initially, I used the wrong criteria for the filter, so I didn't think it worked. But it does work. The key is to use the "Date/Time Original Day of Month (Capture)" criteria.

I still have to repeat this 12 times (one for each month of the year) and then save each as a collection so that I can look through them. But it works well with minimal annoyance.

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 11, 2020 Dec 11, 2020

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Thanks for the good idea! I like it too. I'm merging this to a thread with the same issue. Don't forget to vote for it.

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 08, 2022 Feb 08, 2022

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Search by Month was released in the December Update

Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products
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LEGEND ,
Feb 08, 2022 Feb 08, 2022

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"Search by Month was released in the December Update"

 

...as well as by day of month. So here's how to find photos taken on December 25 of any year:

 

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