I want to use a smart collection as an input for other smart collections. Specifically, I want to define one pre-filter called "Approved" that I want to base other smart collections on. The decision criteria for pictures from October 7, 2015 on is easy (just a star or more) but before that pictures are coming from Aperture. I have tens of thousands of pictures there and I'm bringing them over based on original files, so without adjustments (sigh). I want to go through them, and although they bring their star rating from Aperture (which is nice) I want to explicitly approve them with a green label. So my "Approved" collection definition looks like this:
This works. Now I want to have other smart collections that use this collections as the source, but that doesn't seem possible? This doesn't work:
Am I overlooking something?
Smart collections can't reference other smart collections. A number of people have asked for this over the years; please add your vote and opinion to this feature request in the official Adobe feedback forum: Lightroom: Allow smart collections to reference other smart collections or library filter presets | Photoshop Family Cus…
(My Any Filter plugin does allow a saved filter to reference other saved filters or smart collections.)
Thanks again John. Very disappointing to see smart collections aren't as smart as the name suggests. One of the things Aperture definitely did better.
I've downloaded your Any Filter plugin and I'll sure be playing with that.