3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 1, 2015 12:46 PM by johnrellis

    filter text for big groups of photos

    peterp62344365

      For some reason I can't text filter big groups of filenames. It used to work no problem, but now it isn't working, even when I paste the

      filenames in the searchbar they don't "show", it looks like they are there because you can move arrow up and down but they are "invisible".

      I have tried with all sorts of different text filters (contains all / contains / starts with, etc), and nothing. If I take just ONE of the filenames

      I am searching for, then lightroom finds it no problem, as soon as I add a second filename it says "no photos match the filter", yet both of those

      photos, if I input them separately, match the filter.

      I haven't been able to find an answer to this anywhere, I am a photographer and have to work with the clients selections which often go up to 600

      images, so I am really stuck with this at the moment as hand picking each filename would make my work so slow!

      If anyone can help I'd much appreciate it!!

        • 1. Re: filter text for big groups of photos
          99jon Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          You could create a smart collection (see image) to filter for named files. It's not as convenient as typinmg into the search box but it works. Once you have set it up its easy to edit by simply changing the file names.

           

          FileNamesSpecific.png

          • 2. Re: filter text for big groups of photos
            99jon Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            Changing the criteria to "starts with" will widen the search e.g

             

            starts with IMG_60

            starts with IMG_70

             

            will find a batch of 200 images or more.

            • 3. Re: filter text for big groups of photos
              johnrellis Most Valuable Participant

              I just tested the filter criterion "Filename contains <list of files>" in LR CC 2015.1.1 on Mac and Windows, and it works with my catalogs.  Make sure the list of filenames you're copying is separated with spaces, not newlines.  That is, copying from this works:

              06-09-2012_SFA_SC_TWT_I00010001.jpg 19561003_190757_236-NR.jpg 20130603_16-54-24.jpg 2014-10-10 19.31.46.jpg 3077561.jpg DSC02937.jpg DSC03025.jpg DSC03636.jpg DSC05475.jpg DSC07871.jpg DSC_0771.jpg DSC_1917.jpg

              But this does not:

              06-09-2012_SFA_SC_TWT_I00010001.jpg

              19561003_190757_236-NR.jpg

              20130603_16-54-24.jpg

              2014-10-10 19.31.46.jpg

              3077561.jpg

              DSC02937.jpg

              DSC03025.jpg

              DSC03636.jpg

              DSC05475.jpg

              DSC07871.jpg

              DSC_0771.jpg

              DSC_1917.jpg