Lightroom CC: Advanced Filtering and Saving Filtering Settings

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The current filtering feature is not powerful enough. I'd like Lightroom CC to have advanced filtering, which should support the following functionalities:
  • Conjunction (and): showing photos that satisfy all the requirements
  • Disjunction (or): showing photos that satisfy any of the requirements
  • Negation (not): showing photos that do not satisfy the requirements
  • Composition of the above logical connectives.
It will also be great if we can saved those advanced filtering. This will be one step towards implementing smart albums.

FYI: both Capture One Apple Photos app have advanced filtering (and smart album). Since Lightroom CC is using SQLite so I assume the backend implementation should not be difficult.  

I also suggest advanced filtering to be an icon above the Keyword icon on the bottom right corner. When activated, there should be a side panel come out. Users can then add advanced filtering based on metadata, keywords, folders, etc.

I could look something like the filtering in Numbers app.

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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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I really like that simple UI
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That would be wonderful
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Alan Haynes

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I agree that Lightroom Classic's filter bar is too primitive. It needs more options such as the ones discussed here.