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How can I create a Lightroom Smart Collection with multiple and/or conditions?

I'm having trouble getting the right pictures in the smart collection based on my conditions...perhaps you can help. Tags: Bananas Oranges Apples Pears Show me all Bananas and Show me all Oranges, ...
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Is there a way to copy particular rules of a smart collection in Lightroom?

I'm using smart collections in Adobe Lightroom CC 2019, and I'm wondering if there is a way to copy some rules of one smart collection to another. It would be tedious to do so manually, as I would ...
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Move unpicked (not in a collection) files in Lightroom to backup drive

So I can easily create a smart collection of files that I didn't put into a collection, and that collection includes 90-95% of the photos in my catalog. I was wondering if I can leverage that ...
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Lightroom 6 - Smart collection: search for pictures containing more than 'x' keywords/people

I would like to search for pictures containing more than 'x' keywords. The goal is to search for pictures containg more than 'x' people to find out which pictures are groups of people. Is that ...
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Lightroom publish only flagged photos in collection-set while maintaining structure

I'm trying to publish only the flagged photos from a collection-set to my local disk in a folder hierarchy that mimics the collection hierarchy you build within Lightroom. I am aware of "Jeffrey’s “...
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Setting up Lightroom

I am about to launch my photographic collection into Lightroom but it is something I want to do correctly,and only once. I have a collection of several thousand images, presently foldered in Windows, ...
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Collections with photos plus their Virtual Copies

How do I create a collection (or a smart collection) that contains all the photos that have virtual copies and their VCs? I want to search a folder for all the files that have VCs (either using ...
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Creating "Smart Folders" on the hard drive based on photo IPTC metadata?

I use IPTC metadata for tagging and rating my images. I'd like to create folders on my hard drive containing collections of photos based on the metedata (e.g. 5-star photos in 2015). This would be ...
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How do I create Lightroom smart collection containing all virtual copies?

I want to create a smart collection that contains all virtual copies that I've created. Is there any way to do this in lightroom.
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migrate from Lightroom 3 to Lightroom 5: publish services

I've been using LR3 for a few years now, and had to split my collection into multiple catalogs (I found that over 10k photos, LR would slow down so much as to be unusable). This is supposed to have ...
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Can I convert a standard collection to a smart collection in Lightroom?

I have created a tree of collections that mimics my folder structure: ...
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Lightroom: create smart collection for specific development setting value?

How can I create a collection of photos which Saturation setting is set to 0 ?
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People smart collections - similar names problem

I run a complete library of all my photos (100k+) and have quite a lot of smart collections. The big problem I have is when tagging people Ie the three different people: John Doe John Irvin Doe ...
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How to create smart collections in Lightroom for hierarchical keywords?

I want to make smart collection according to my hierarchical keywords set on my images. Take a look at included image to have a view about my scenario. What criteria should I define for my smart ...
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How can you use a Collection inside a Lightroom Smart Collection?

This should be an easy task, as LR4 allows you to select "Collection" as part of the "Edit Smart Collection". So let's say: 1) I have "CollectionA" already set up 2) I want to set up "CollectionB" ...
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How can I make a Lightroom 5 smart collection for unedited images which also includes my work in progress?

I have created a smart collection in Lightroom 5 for images (RAW) not previously edited or adjusted. My intention is to work with these images in the develop module, but as soon as I change any ...
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How can I exclude nested keywords from a Lightroom smart collection?

I like to keep track of where I take a picture, and of course, what is in the picture. Often the two are not the same: I might be on top of a mountain, taking a picture of another peak. I have the ...
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Smart collection with Previous Import

I'm looking for a way to create a Smart Collection in Lightroom 3 that displays photos that are found in Previous Import and don't have a keyword. The latter part is not a problem, but I can't figure ...
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In LR smart-collections, what is the difference between 'contains', 'contains all' and 'contains the words'?

When I create a smart-collection in Lightroom 4(.2rc) and select keywords to filter against, I got three different 'contains' to select from: contains contains all contains the words I wonder what ...
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In Lightroom how can I see all photos that have been modified after they were exported

I am using Adobe Lightroom 4 and shoot RAW+JPG. I normally post process all my images and then bulk export them back out to JPG when done overwriting the original JPGs but sometimes I might forget to ...
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Why doesn't my Lightroom smart photoset have any pictures in it?

I've created a "Smart Photoset" in Lightroom to publish photos to Flickr, configured to match all of the following rules: Collection contains "Nepal" Pick Flag is flagged I assumed, possibly ...
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Can the Mac version of Adobe Lightroom 3 automatically create smart-collections for camera, lenses, date, etc.?

I just installed Lightroom 3 on my Mac when I discovered that the license I had for it was valid for both Mac and Windows. I seem to remember, but could be wrong, that Lightroom could/would create ...
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How can I create a smart collection that checks for only *one* given keyword in Lightroom?

I think I know my Lightroom pretty well, but I couldn't find a way to create a smart collection that returns photos containing only one given keyword. Just one. Say, all photos containing only the '...
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How can I create a smart collection that checks for absence of values in Lightroom 2?

I started recently supplying Location metadata to my images (not geolocation, I do that in a few cases but hardly for all of them) and I thought »Hey, a smart collection that contains all images ...
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Is there a way to sort Lightroom images by 'edit' status?

Usually my workflow involves 'picking/flagging' photos to edit and leaving the rest alone (RAW files that is). However, sometimes I jump right in and start editing before rating/picking. In that ...
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What are your best tips, tricks or formulas for Lightroom's Smart Collections?

I use a few Smart Collections in Lightroom to automatically let me see things like all of my finished HDR images, sets of images uploaded to SmugMug or Flickr, and the like, but I'm curious what other ...
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Does the number of smart collections affect Lightroom's performance?

While mucking around in Lightroom today and setting up some smart collections, I wondered if having a large number of smart collections might negatively impact performance? I'm thinking that ...
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