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In Lightroom 3, how do I select only edited photos from a catalog for export, without choosing individually?

For example: I import 500 photos from a shoot and I go through and edit 286 photos. Now I want to export only the 286 edited photos, and I don't want to slowly go through all 500 images selecting individually with my mouse and command key.

I know that I can use flags and select only flagged photos but that method isn't sufficient. How do I quickly select only the edited photos?

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The easiest way to do this is using a smart collection. You can use the Has Adjustments filter to show just edited photos, or the Edit Date filter to choose photos edited within a specific time period.

I have a smart collection called "Edited this week" which is great for easily getting back to the photos I've recently worked on.

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Mark, thank you! Much much much much appreciated. Glad I found this site this morning through Just had a burning question answered. – Alex Oct 15 '11 at 22:58
You're welcome, Alex! If you're completely satisfied with this answer perhaps you could click the tick to mark it accepted? Much appreciated. – Mark Whitaker Oct 16 '11 at 8:51

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