Lightroom: Fast Multi Keyword Filtering (both AND and OR)

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At the current time, in the grid view, if you want to filter by a KW (Keyword), You can click the right facing arrow at the right end of a keyword in the KW list of the Right Panel group of the Library Module. This opens the filter tool at the top of the mid section and the clicked keyword is automatically highlighted in the left filter column which is a KW column. If you then click on the right arrow of a different KW in the KW list in the right panel, the new one replaces the old one in the filter.

This is great but more is needed.

After selecting the first KW as above, we need to be able to add additional KW's to the filter. I suggest the following

1) If you +Click another keyword arrow in the Right Panel Group KW List, that new KW gets added to the filter in a new KW column. This then forms an "AND" with keywords selected in other columns of the filter.

2) If you select multiple KW's in the KW List of the Right Panel Group (+Click or +Click) and then click the right facing arrow ALL the highlighted KW's should be selected in a single KW column of the Metadata filter. This would have the same effect as multi-selecting those KW's in the filter column itself but would be much easier.

The current problem is that when you have lots of KW's selecting them in the metadata filter is difficult. To do so you need to select a KW column (or add one) then enlarge the filter window to gain some working room, scroll down to the desired KW (which can be quite time consuming - even in a hierarchy view), click the first one, then scroll some more and or + click others to achieve the multi select, and then shrink the filter window back down to reasonable size.

Also requested in the LR4-Beta forum
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