I try to make a smart folder on my mac (latest osx) with a specific keyword that I attached in LR. Somehow the smart folder only displays a few images with the specific keyword but not all of them. I made sure I attached the same keyword to more images. Can someone please help me with this?
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To build on WobertC's reply:
1. Finder can't see LR catalog metadata unless you've written it back to the photo files. Make sure you've selected all the photos and done Metadata > Save Metadata To File, or better, check the option Catalog Settings > Metadata > Automatically Write Changes Into XMP.
2. Finder doesn't know that .xmp sidecars, which store the metadata for raws, are associated with their corresponding raws. It will search the sidecars' text contents, though it doesn't understand the industry metadata standards and how keywords get stored in particular fields within the sidecars. So if you want to search both non-raws (JPEGs, TIFFs, PSDs) and raws' sidecars for a keyword, you'd have to do something like this:
That second criterion, "Contents contains zzyyxx", will match any kind of file containing "zzyyxx", so if necessary, you could further refine the criteria to restrict it just to .xmp sidecars.
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