6 Replies Latest reply on Dec 25, 2014 4:18 PM by johnrellis

    Smart Collection bug with Title doesn't contain rule

    Dennis van Mierlo Level 1

      Hi,

       

      There are various articles on smart collections that check if the "Title" field is filled or not. Because the "Title" field doesn't have an "is empty" like function, the sugested solution is to use the rule:

       

        Title   doesn't contain   a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j,k,l,m,n,o,p,q,r,s,t,u,v,w,x,y,z

       

      But there is a bug in this rule. I found that the letter 't' is causing a problem. The letter 't' seems to include all characters.

       

      Situation:

      Four images that have a their Title field as follows:

        Image 1:

        Image 2: 2014-01 - Street Photography.dng

        Image 3: 2014-01

        Image 4: Some Image

       

      (Image 1 has an empty title)

       

      Four smart collections with the following rules:

        Collection 1: Title   doesn't contain   a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j,k,l,m,n,o,p,q,r,s,t,u,v,w,x,y,z

        Collection 2: Title   doesn't contain   0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

        Collection 3: Title   doesn't contain   a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j,k,l,m,n,o,p,q,r,s,u,v,w,x,y,z

        Collection 4: Title   doesn't contain   t

       

      My expected result of the smart collections is:

        Collection 1: Image 1 and Image 3

        Collection 2: Image 1 and Image 4

        Collection 3: Image 1 and Image 3

        Collection 4: Image 1, Image 3 and Image 4

       

      The actual result of the smart collections is:

        Collection 1: Image 1

        Collection 2: Image 1 and Image 4

        Collection 3: Image 1 and Image 3

        Collection 4: Image 1

       

      I'm using Lightroom 5.7 on a MacBook Pro 17" (mid 2010), i7 @ 2.66GHz, 8GB RAM and 2 x 240GB SSD's running on OS X 10.10.1

       

      My questions are:

      Can anyone, specially from the Adobe Lightroom team, confirm this?

      How to solve this issue?

       

      With kind regards,

       

      Dennis

      www.idemi.nl