Lightroom Classic: Hierarchical Organization of Library Filters List

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I have created a lot of library module filters. I'd like to be able to organize them so that, for example, all metadata-related filters are listed together in a section that can be twirled closed or open. This way, I don't have a long list of filters to navigate every time I need one of them. Also, I wouldn't have to make the first word "Meta" in each label's name to keep them together.

Here's what my list looks like now. Notice how all of my Flag-related filters start with the word "flag" so that they sort together.

Here's a mock-up of what it could look like under my proposal. This would work similar to other panels in Lightroom where each group can be opened or closed by clicking on the black arrow. Also, the filters would be indented.

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Alan Haynes

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Posted 10 months ago

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Joel Weisbrod

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Nice idea. It would surely clean up the filters list!!
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Robert Somrak, Champion

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I think this is a GREAT idea.  Your naming convention is a slick workaround to the issue but a hierarchical organization solution from Adobe would be better.  
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Roelof Moorlag

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But... is this not exactly what smart collections do?
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John R. Ellis, Champion

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Filters and smart collections have some significant differences:

One significant difference is that filters apply to the current source (folder, collection, published collection) and obey stacking, while smart collections always search the entire catalog and ignore stacking.
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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There's a few places this could be beneficial. The local adjustment presets pop-up is another one that could be formatted the same way.
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Alan Haynes

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I agree that there other places in Lightroom Classic that could benefit from this treatment. I think any list in Lightroom should work this way.