• Global community
    • Language:
      • Deutsch
      • English
      • Español
      • Français
      • Português
  • 日本語コミュニティ
    Dedicated community for Japanese speakers
  • 한국 커뮤니티
    Dedicated community for Korean speakers

Lightroom Search functionality behavior changed

Community Beginner ,
Jan 27, 2022 Jan 27, 2022

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Since the latest Lightroom update, the search function no longer appears to search on the file name - this makes choosing selected photos from a large batch extremely slow and tedious.

 

In the past, a file name of  e.g. ABC_1234, could be searched for by simply typing 1234 in the search bar, and the correct image would be displayed.

 

This no longer happens, I have to manually scroll through and look for the file with that number.

 

I am a corporate portrait photographer, and have large photo batches to get through, Lightroom no longer works for me, as long as I cannot search my work based on file name (or a portion thereof).

 

Please urgently bring the functionality back.

TOPICS
macOS

Views

57

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Adobe Employee ,
Jan 27, 2022 Jan 27, 2022

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Please go to Help>System Info… and provide us the exact installed version number of your software. 

 

Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Beginner ,
Jan 27, 2022 Jan 27, 2022

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi Rikk,

 

I'm currently on the following version:

 

Lightroom version: 5.1 x64 [ 20211204-1710-0e71941 ] (Dec 4 2021)
NGL Version: 1.28.0.8
WF Version: 4.0 0d53932
VF Version: 0.1.36.2
HIL Version: 40400
Operating system: macOS
OS Version: macOS 12.1 (21C52)

 

Thank you for your quick response.

Mandy

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Adobe Employee ,
Jan 27, 2022 Jan 27, 2022

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

It appears to be working on my end. Are you remembering to hit the [Enter/Return] after typing "1234"?

Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Beginner ,
Jan 27, 2022 Jan 27, 2022

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi Rikk, I am hitting return, yes. I'm wondering if I fully uninstall and then reinstall Lightroom this might help? I did think it was a rather strange problem to have, and am glad that it's working on your end. I'll keep troubleshooting on my end 🙂 thanks 

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Adobe Employee ,
Jan 27, 2022 Jan 27, 2022

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

LATEST

I would preference reset before I would uninstall - reinstall:

 

This procedure works for both Lightroom Classic and Lightroom Desktop.

If you are using Lightroom Desktop it can change the location of your local storage. Please review this setting after resetting preferences. 

 

Reset Procedure:

1. Close Lightroom.

2. Hold down [Alt/Opt]+[Shift] while restarting Lightroom.

3. Overwrite the Preferences when prompted by the dialog.

4. Close Lightroom.

5. Restart Lightroom.

Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines