Lightroom: Add Custom Aspect Ratios to Smart Collections for ease to help organize photos

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I use several different aspect ratios for several different products and e-commerce sites. I would like to have an option in Smart Collections to add a custom Aspect Ratio in the Smart Collection rules. This feature will allow users to add ratios as numbers, such as 3:4, 4:5, 40:71 etc. The current choices are portrait, landscape and square.

Steps to use: Create or Edit a Smart Collection>Match...the following rules>Size>Aspect Ratio>Custom>[enter custom ratio]

With this feature Smart Collections could be added for each Aspect Ratio making it easier to keep track of these photos and select them for upload etc.
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Daniel Kmiecik

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Chris Cox

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Which product are you using and requesting this for?
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Daniel Kmiecik

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Sorry Chris. I was I thought I was in a Lightroom forum when asking for the feature.
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This is definitely that would reduce my Lightroom editing time. After editing a large catalog, including cropping I want to select batches to print. This feature would mean I could select all the 4:5, then all the 4:6's and so on.
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I understand your request is for a native solution, but there are a multitude of plugins which provide this functionality for the mean time, for example:

* John Ellis' AnyFilter
* Jeffrey Friedl's DataExplorer
* My MetadataExtensions

All are readily findable using internet search engine.

Rob
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Daniel Kmiecik

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Thanks Rob. I'm not a big plugin kind of user, but it seems it's time for me to start trying them out. :)
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I use dozens of plugins. But if you want to do it without a plugin, just sort by aspect ratio. It takes a little presence of mind to know where the splits are, but may not be too-too bad.
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Daniel Kmiecik

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Thanks Rob. That might help.
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Thanks - after writing the above, I found John R. Ellis' site and his Any Filter plug-in, which needs a little thought to use, but completely solves this problem and a load of others I had not even thought of.
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Indeed, Lr has many holes filled by plugins. I wish Adobe would do more hole plugging, and/or robusten the SDK so plugins could do a better job of filling them.
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I whole heartedly agree Rob.