Lightroom: Better filtering for smart collections - by number of keywords

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There is a nice feature for smart collections that allow filtering keywords by "are empty" and "aren't empty"

I would like to filter images by X number of keywords.
It's great to have a collection that tells me that there are no keywords but if I add only one keyword I then have to find the image by that keyword.

As a work flow this "are empty" and "aren't empty" isn't adequate. I want to start with images with no keywords, then work through images with 1 keyword and 2 etc. by using multiple smart collections.

I know this is a database issue because of the data type used for keywords. As such this would require a secondary function to "count" the keywords and store that data so we can easily filter images by the number of keywords.
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Walt Sorensen

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Posted 8 years ago

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Beat Gossweiler

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Walt,

The Parse&Audit function of John Beardy's "Search, Replace, Transfer" plug-in establishes a metadata filter column based on the number of keywords:


But please note that this filter column is not maintained in real-time, but you have to run Parse&Audit to (re-)populate the column.

Beat
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Walt Sorensen

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Sweet I'll have to look into that plugin