Lightroom: Date search by month or day (any year)

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Please add a way to search for a date by month (and day). For instance July 4 in EVERY year. Or all photos ever taken in June of any year.Right now I can search it only one year at a time. Thanks
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If you do this infrequently, you can use the Date column in the Metadata browser of the Library Filter bar. Make sure you've selected Hierarchical, and then you can expand or collapse years and months. Ctrl/Cmd-click months to select more than one month or day:


If you do this a lot, you might consider the Data Explorer or Any Filter plugins:

http://regex.info/blog/lightroom-good...
http://www.johnrellis.com/lightroom/a...
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Rory Hill

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John is the author of Any Filter, which is an amazing tool to execute the searches that Lr cannot do. Also, John does a great job supporting his plugin.
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Hard to believe that  Adobe doesn't provide a "Search by Month(s)" feature. I can't tell you how many times I've been asked for photographs from specific times of the year, irregardless of what year they were shot. It would be nice if I could search for all images shot in a specific month or months. Right now the only way I can do this is to buy a 3rd Party Plug-in.
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Mark Hilton

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Additional date filters for smart collections in Lightroom Classic CC.

I and others would like to have additional filters for creating smart collections based on dates.  For example:

1. Be able to find all images captured / edited in a particular month, regardless of year.
2. Be able to find all images captured / edited in a particular date range, regardless of year (may be a partial solution for #4 below if no geo data is available).
3. Be able to find all images captured / edited on a particular date, regardless of year (e.g., all images captured / edited on this day in history).
4. Be able to find all images captured / edited in a particular season, which requires date and geo-reference.
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See this post for plugin solutions while waiting for the built-in feature: 
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom-date-search-by-month?topic-reply-li...
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Great, thanks.  I installed Any Filter and it allows me to do some things I have wanted to for a long while.  I hope some of these capabilities actually get built into the Lightroom product.