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Fri, Mar 16, 2018 2:15 PM

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Lightroom Classic: Lightroom: Select Black and White photos only

Please Create a way to select photos that have been treated with "Black and White" Or allow presets to apply tags so when you create a black and white preset it is tagged so you can select all your black and white images. I need this because sometimes I want to apply a synced adjustment to only my black and whites, or sometimes I only want to export my black and whites.

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Adobe Administrator

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3 years ago

Hi Blaine,

Which version of Lightroom are you using? If you use Classic this can be accomplished by using a Metadata search and choosing "Treatment". Then simply click "Black and White" and presto!

Like this:

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3 years ago

Thanks! Super Helpful!!

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3 years ago

Interestingly 'Treatment' only sees images changed from colour to black & white. It seems not to see black & white film images. I use keywords to identify b&w film images and to record what types of film were used.

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3 years ago

Hi Marsha,

If your film images were scanned in as color files they will show up as "color" images under Treatment in the Basic panel. Changing them to "Black & White" will enable Lightroom to sort them properly by treatment. Does that help?

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3 years ago

Interestingly 'Treatment' only sees images changed from colour to black & white. It seems not to see black & white film images. I use keywords to identify b&w film images and to record what types of film were used.
If  keywords have already been applied to the B&W image files you can use the Library Filter Text> Keywords to find them.

If keywords have NOT been applied AND the B&W film scans were saved as 'Grayscale' mode files you can use a Smart Collection to find them.  This will find ALL Grayscale image files in your LR catalog and not just film images.

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3 years ago

Thanks very much for your reply. I did guess that that was the situation. That being said, I hadn't noticed that there was a Treatment option in the metadata search, so I had been using keywords for both film and digital images. I don't want to change my B&W film images to grayscale. I like to keep my options open.

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Yeah, I just found out about the Treatment option while researching this question. Always something to learn!