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Search photos by metadata - how?

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Jan 22, 2018

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I want to search or apply a filter by metadata, e.g.

Photos with ISO 1000 to 2000

Or Photos with the 24-70 mm f/2.8 VR lens

Or Photos taken at 200 mm focal length

etc etc

Lightroom "Classic" CC let us do this with filters and smart folders.

Before I can consider migrating 600 GB of photographs to Lightroom CC, I need to be able to search & filter via metadata.

Is this feature planned or forgotten?

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Lightroom CC is not as good as real Lightroom at filtering - just keywords, cameras, locations. While it may improve and add some extra fields, it is unlikely that it ever will be a match.

Where it is better is in applying AI to searching for untagged images, if you are online.

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Search photos by metadata - how?

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I want to search or apply a filter by metadata, e.g.

Photos with ISO 1000 to 2000

Or Photos with the 24-70 mm f/2.8 VR lens

Or Photos taken at 200 mm focal length

etc etc

Lightroom "Classic" CC let us do this with filters and smart folders.

Before I can consider migrating 600 GB of photographs to Lightroom CC, I need to be able to search & filter via metadata.

Is this feature planned or forgotten?

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Correct answer by john_beardsworth | Adobe Community Professional

Lightroom CC is not as good as real Lightroom at filtering - just keywords, cameras, locations. While it may improve and add some extra fields, it is unlikely that it ever will be a match.

Where it is better is in applying AI to searching for untagged images, if you are online.

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Lightroom CC is not as good as real Lightroom at filtering - just keywords, cameras, locations. While it may improve and add some extra fields, it is unlikely that it ever will be a match.

Where it is better is in applying AI to searching for untagged images, if you are online.

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AI is fine if I want to search for photos of trees

But if I want a histogram of what focal lengths on which lenses I use the most, metadata searching is the only way

Or if I want to apply noise reduction to images between ISO 20000 and 25000 in one shot; and then 25000 to 30000 in one shot... metadata filtering is the only way

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Sure, I understand. One would expect that those fields may eventually be added to LRCC - they are more likely than some other fields - but maybe Adobe think the target market doesn't need them? LR Classic lets you filter on both those fields and many more, so that's where you probably need to be. No point migrating to LRCC until or if it meets your needs....

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I stumbled across this thread when trying to find wide-angle shots in my library. It seems like I can't search for focal length at all. I think that's a horrible omission.

As for finding high-ISO shots, it is possible to combine a search for multiple ISO values, i.e. 1600, 3200, 6400.

Still no ranges or ability to save searches (smart folders).

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This feature seems to be improved, but still doesn't seem to support ranges of values.

 

For example; I'd love to be able to filter out all the images in the focal length ranges 30-40mm, instead i have to filter 30mm, 31mm, 32mm etc individually. There are "Wide Angle", "Normal Focal Length", and "Telephoto" filters but I haven't been able to find any documentaiton on exactly what is included.

I am trying to figure out what my most used focal lengths are as part of a move from APC-S to Full Frame. Filtering is greatly improved since I first started using Lightroom CC, but it sounds like Lightroom Classic is still much better for this kind of filtering/analysis.

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