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Thu, Feb 15, 2018 7:35 PM

Lightroom CC: Search engine field doesn't work (PC) even though all my files have got search word

Lightroom CC - I have search words to all my photos but nothing happens when I write a word in the search field "search among my photos". Instead I have to click on filter and then manually select among the keywords which is rather annoying as I have quite many search word.

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3 years ago

I'm sorry if this is too basic but to search your entire library make sure that "All Photos" is selected in the "My Photos" panel on the top left side of the screen. Otherwise it will only search in the selected folder or album.

Does that help?

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Thanks Rick but it doesn't help. I have selected all photos and tried several words that I used in order to make it easy to find photos, nothing happen when pushing Enter. I waited a few minutes to make sure that it wasn't a delay because I selected all 12000ish photos.

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So the search words you mentioned are entered as Keywords, is that correct?

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Yes, correct.

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A long shot - which language do you use for Lightroom?

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

www.lightroomqueen.com

Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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A keyword that was entered manually should always be found, regardless of the language. How else would you be able to search for names (which are 'language agnostic')?

Johan W. Elzenga,

http://www.johanfoto.com

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I agree it should, but it might narrow the scope of the bug if it's only affecting non-English language versions.

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

www.lightroomqueen.com

Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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3 years ago

Hi Peter
Can you try to search the same in Lightroom web? Below steps should help you with that:
1. Go to https://lightroom.adobe.com from your browser and login using the same credentials
2. Select an album or all photos and search for the keyword through the search field at the top

Please share if the search worked for you from the web client so we could narrow down where the issue might be.

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Hi Ankur,
I did as requested and it worked immediately searching with keywords from  https://lightroom.adobe.com.

R
Peter