You can use the filter bar to include and exclude. To exclude add an exclamation mark '!' in front of a text.
Prépa !Aline !Catie .....
Thank you very much for your answer, I did not know that
But I still think this solution is not optimal. Let me explain :
- I made a short screenshot to explain, but under Prépa, I have nearly 30 keywords.
- In other cases I might have even more ;-(
- What about cases like the "Amis" (in blue in my image) : I have a lot of sub keywords AND sub sub keywords. It's gonna be a nightmare ;-(
- Last but definitely not least : I have many pictures tagged with "Prépa" and with "Aline" (or "Catie" or ...) : So exclude the sub keywords doesn't really help me to get to know all the pictures (and only the pictures) of the catalog which are tagged with "Prépa"
I am super happy I learnt the exclusion mark '!' (thanks heaps for telling me that nice trick) but I feel it's a little bit complicated and convoluted in my context and doesn't answer 100% my request.
Any other idea ?
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Other than using the exclamation point method (which I agree is very tedious and thus not a good solution), I don't think there is a way to do this.
The AnyFilter plug-in may (or may not) be able to do this search for you. I haven't used it, but you might want to give it a try, or maybe the author johnrellis will join this thread and offer his thoughts.
Thanks a lot for your input dj_paige, much appreciated.
I will definitely check the plugin you're mentioning even if I am absolutely not comfortable with the idea of needing another thing that LR itself to manage my Keywords.
I genuinely think the Keyword Management is far from beeing optimal in LightRoom.
I will look for an appropriate place to communicate Adobe my feature Request / Improvement ideas. If you know the place to express my self, please feel free to let me know.
This improvement alone would justify an upgrade for me.
Thanks both for your help and reactivity
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I want to ONLY select the pictures which are tagged with a keyword WITHOUT getting the pictures tagged with sub hierarchy keywords to appear.
While the Any Tag plugin can do this, there is also an obscure way to do it directly in LR using the Keyword column in the Metadata browser of the Library filter bar. See this post: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/how_to_filter_for_entered_as_oppose d_to_implied_by_hierachy_keywo…
Exactly like the person in the community forum you linked, I would have never found it
Thank you, that's perfect !
I mean, no, it's really obscure and tedious as you said, but at least it kind of solve my problem !
Thank you johnrellis !
Now... the solution you linked is 3 years old and no pretty solution has been offered by adobe since then.
I wanted to submit a feature request as suggested by F. McLion before realising there are more than a hundred feature requests concerning the numerous weaknesses of the KeyWord Manager Module and some are 4 or 5 years old ! And nearly all remained unanswered…
I admit that gives the impression Adobe doesn't value enough customer feedback/satisfaction
Anyway, thank you guys
PS : In your opinion, should I mark this post as solved because the "tedious" method allow me to do what I wanted ? Or should I leave it as is waiting for a more elegant solution in future release ?
I encourage everyone to provide feedback on the official Adobe feedback forum. In the past many years, Adobe has certainly ignored the many feature requests about keyword management and filtering/searching, but you never know when a product manager might revisit the issue. The more feedback, the more likely Adobe might do something (eventually). But, in all honesty, the likelihood that they'll do something significant before the next ice age is small.