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Sat, Mar 21, 2020 7:07 AM

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Lightroom Classic: Indicate and search which photos have been exported

It would be extremely useful to have an option to filter images by export status. It would make my workflow much cleaner if I could "show photos that have NOT been exported yet."

I am a wrestling photographer and often end up with tens of thousands of images from a tournament. I'll often need to quickly edit some matches from the resulting images and then come back to the album to finish, sometimes months and even years later.

Because of this, I will often end up with different sections of an event in different stages of editing - some have been culled, some have been developed, some have been exported, and some haven't been reviewed at all. There are ways for me to separate out all of the different stages (flagged/unflagged, sort by edit time, etc) except for those that have been culled from those that have been developed and exported.

I can make a workaround by labeling large groups with a color or a rating, but I use those structures for different things, and therefore it doesn't always work. Plus, it's another step to remember to label them after I've culled them, but before I've developed and exported them, and then to label/unlabel after doing so. Having a filter category of exported/not exported would make things so much easier, efficient, and reliable.

Thank you!

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10 months ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom Classic: Badge to indicate which photos have been exported.

Currently there is no way to tell which photos have been exported or not. Not as a group anyway. I do know you can find "Export" in the Develop - History tab, but that requires you to check each photo individually.

Since I will have to send photos to my editor rapidly, there are several situations in which I do not remember which photos I sent last time and not. So... why isn ́t there a badge showing me this? (Like crop, edit, etc).

That, and maybe also in addition; a way to create smart collection matches that says "Exported  - True / Not True"

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Undoing wrong-way merge

Please reference the new conversation here: Lightroom Classic: Badge to indicate which photos have been exported

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10 months ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom Classic: Badge to indicate which photos have been exported.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom Classic: Badge to indicate which photos have been exported.Currently there is no way to tell which photos have been exported or not. Not as a group anyway. I do know you can find "Export" in the Develop - History tab, but that requires you to check each photo individually.

Since I will have to send photos to my editor rapidly, there are several situations in which I do not remember which photos I sent last time and not. So... why isn ́t there a badge showing me this? (Like crop, edit, etc).

That, and maybe also in addition; a way to create smart collection matches that says "Exported  - True / Not True"

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: filter export.

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10 months ago

Sigh, I merged the topics in the wrong direction. You can still see the complete thread of replies to the original post here:
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/badge-for-exported-photos

All of the original Votes and Follows have been preserved here.

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10 months ago

While waiting for Adobe to implement this (3 years and counting), you could use the Run Any Command plugin to automatically add exported photos to a collection.  

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10 months ago

You can also use a publish service to export to disk. Not perfect, but that will keep track of which photo have been exported.

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6 months ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled smart collection exported filter?.

Is there any way to just show processed photos that have been exported?

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6 months ago

If exported from the Develop module, someone (not me) could write a plug-in to do this. Probably just attach a keyword to each of them.

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As described above, the Run Any Command plugin can automatically add exported photos to a collection.

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5 months ago

It would make my Lightroom life so much easier if LR automatically tracked exports by date, size and exported file name.  Just add a few parameters to the smart collection criteria.