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Sun, Jan 20, 2019 10:15 PM

Lightroom: How to select images from a list of file names?

I'm trying to select a list of photographs... I have a list of file names separated by commas and I can't find the "library filter" options that are described online (maybe from previous versions of LR?)

I can search for a single filename and it will pull it up, but I need to find 185 selections and the program says "black hole." Does anyone know how I can do this? Thank you!

Update: it appears to max out at 2 images when searching multiple

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Which Lightroom are you using, Teh?  Can you go to Help>System Info... and get us your installed version number?

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Lightroom CC version: 2.1.1 [ 20181211-1217-31970e4 ] (Dec 11 2018

I tried the earliest available CC version as well.

Thank you!

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You are using Lightroom CC. The Library Filter is part of Lightroom Classic which is version 8.2.  They are two different programs. Lightroom CC doesn't have a Library Filter like Lightroom Classic has. 

You might be meaning to use the other program?

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I was hoping for similar functionality across the platforms. It doesn't seem I can download Lightroom Classic from Creative Cloud.

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Lightroom Classic CC and Lightroom CC are both available via the Creative Cloud App. 

Which subscription plan did you purchase?

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Hey, thanks! I got it figured...

I was looking for Classic as if it were another download version through the Lightroom CC back catalogue. I didn't realize it was listed as another program altogether in the Adobe Cloud menu!

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@Rikk I am actually on Lightroom Classic (version 10.2) and am running into this exact same problem. I have a list of 500 file names/client selects I'm trying to pull out of a larger catalog and although I have them separated by commas in a document... I'm only able to filter/search a single file at a time. Even in Lightroom Classic. Any tricks here?

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Keywords>Contains>comma separated list  should work. 

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Thank you for the quick reply @Rikk! CSL is not an option under "Contains" and pasting the CSL into the search field with "Contains" selected is ineffective. See screenshots attached

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Where does "407A0489-1" live in Metadata? Is it a Keyword?

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It is the raw file name

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Filename>Starts With>comma separated list>\?

That appears to work here. 

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Success! Thanks @Rikk! Much appreciated. Saved me so much time today