Lightroom: Allow Keyword filter to ignore children keywords of selected parent

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Filter Grid by parent only keyword. If you have a keyword hierarchy, where some photos have a child KW, and other photos have the parent KW, and some have both, Would like a way to use filters on a parent KW but have it only show the images that actually have the parent KW rather than also including photos that have any of that parent's children's KW's also included.

I envision another checkbox on the little pull down at the right end of the filter colum header (now has Add col, Remove this col, Veiw: Hierarchical, flat). This new check box would "include Keyword Children".
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dan

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Posted 7 years ago

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Rob Cole

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I could have sworn in the past, clicking the right-arrow next to the parent keyword would produce a filmstrip of photos having the parent keyword assigned, and not bring all photos with child keywords... Is this something that got "fixed"? I consider the functionality of the previous behavior essential - its tempting to consider this a problem/bug rather than a feature-request/Idea...
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The functionality is there, if perhaps inconenient to use. In the Keyword column in the Filter Bar, click the down-arrow on the right side, and select View: Flat. Now when you select a keyword that has children, you'll only see images that have the keyword proper assigned, not its children.
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Thanks John. I thought I had tried that before to no avail but now I see my mistake. If I click the right-arrow by a parent in the keyword list, it clears all previous filters then adds a keyword filter for the clicked on keyword but always in Hierarchical mode. When I then clicked "flat" in that filter column what I didn't know is that it also removed the selected keyword from the filter. So when I saw the grid still had lots of photos when I expected it to only have the 1 or 2 specifically tagged with the parent KW, I assumed it didn't work that way. Thanks for clearing that up for me.

But, I still don't seem to be able to click on a parent somehow in the Keyword list and have it set the filter for just the photos explicitly having that parent keyword. So now that becomes the requested new feature.

Thanks -- Dan