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I am trying to discover best way to keep track of printing from Lightroom rather than from printer data.

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LR 5.7, at least, notes Print and Export events in each photo's history.

However I use several other practices in my workflow to keep track of what I've printed:

  1. I export a copy of everything sent to a printer to a separate folder.

  2. I use a color label to indicate that a photo has been printed (and if I want to see exactly what I can either check the photo's history or check the image of the same name in my "Printed" folder.)

If my workflow didn't leave color labels free for this purpose I would use a Keyword Tag like "Printed" for this purpose.

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