Lightroom: Metadata Keyword filter: include all images in child node(s)

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It would be nice if the metadata keyword filter could be configured to include all images in child node(s).

Here is the use case:

Metadata
Foo
Foo>Thing1
Foo>Thing2

Images
Image1 has Foo
Image2 has Foo>Thing1
Image3 has Foo>Thing1
Image4 has Foo>Thing2
Image5 has Foo>Thing2

As-Is Metadata Keyword Filter results:
Foo => Image1

Foo>Thing1 => Image2
Foo>Thing1 => Image3

Foo>Thing2 => Image4
Foo>Thing2 => Image4

Proposed To-Be Metadata Keyword Filter results:
Metadata Keyword Filter Include Child Node(s) Preference = No
Same results as the As-Is filter results above.

Proposed To-Be Metadata Keyword Filter results:
Metadata Keyword Filter Include Child Node(s) Preference = Yes
Foo => Image1
Foo => Image2
Foo => Image3
Foo => Image4
Foo => Image5

Foo>Thing1 => Image2
Foo>Thing1 => Image3

Foo>Thing2 => Image4
Foo>Thing2 => Image4

Thanks for considering!
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Frederick Moor

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Jim Burgess

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If I understand your request, you can do this now using the metadata option in the filter panel. How are you trying to do this now?

First clarify your intent because what you've written is backwards from the way keywords are entered-- Foo is the top level, Thing1 and Thing2 are the child keywords...right?

I do exactly this with sports photos when there are both men's and women's teams. For example, men's basketball photos are tagged with "men>basketball", and women's photos with "women>basketball". The metadata filter columns are set up with Keyword in the first two columns. To see all basketball photos I click on basketball in the first column. To see just men or just women I click on men or women in the second column.

Isn't this what you are asking for?