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Fri, Mar 9, 2018 4:22 PM


Lightroom Desktop: Ability to search using wildcards

Hello.  I have recently converted to Lightroom CC with a 550GB library and so far, things have been going well.  I'm finding lots of features I was used to in Classic and are missing in CC, but I'm sure the product will mature over time.  One thing that would help me a lot is the ability to use wildcards.  I leveraged filenames to organize film scans.  It would be great to be able to search like this: "film04*" and find all photos named film04101, film04102...



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702 Messages


13.3K Points

3 years ago

Thanks for the input, Henry! I've changed your post to an idea so others can vote for it as well!

10 Messages


208 Points

6 months ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom Desktop: Support for wildcards in Search.

I'm using Lightroom to organise a library of botanical images. I have multiple photos of specific plant species from various seasons and different locations, which I would like to find easily. I use the title field to capture the botanical name (Latin name) and the caption field to record the common name. Being able to search for these fields and getting results is great, but occasionally I don't remember the correct spelling of challenging botanical name. If it was possible to use only a part of the expression in the title or caption field and still get relevant results that would be amazing! It would be nice if the Lightroom could support the wildcard search functionality often found in other databases, i.e the use of * in front or behind the string of characters.

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1.4K Points

6 months ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom CC 2.1.1 needs wildcard search.

I need to be able to search file names by wildcards. For example, I need to be able to search for images that contain something like this.

Or even *).jpg ...

16 Messages


244 Points

4 months ago

WIld Card searches would be great!