Lightroom: Ability to output reports on: status, based on keywords, metadata etc...

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Lightroom 4: Since Lightroom is a essentially a data base photo program, I'd love to be able to output reports on: status, based on keywords, metadata etc...
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Check out Friedl's Lr stuff. Might be something useful in there, as I recall he has a util to aggregate some image metadata.

http://regex.info/blog/lightroom-goodies
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Thanks John, I saw his site and did see that plug-in. Where I'm going with this suppose you were able to do a querie on your keywords and print or export the data. I could see that to be real handy to send to clients, make an inventory, and other types of project management.

Jim
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Look up my List View plug-in which exports to Excel
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Thanks John,
I'll definitly look into it.
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John,

I have question. Can I querie a keyword,like "Bill Monroe" and have the list drill down on just those images? If so, can I querie on certain metadata fields as well?
Will image thumbnails per your frame be exported as well?

Jim
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No drill down, and it's not designed to export the thumbnails (I'll think about it though).

Generally the way I'd approach that drill down requirement would be with Excel pivot tables. Ever used them?

In the specific case you mention, have you not been using the Library Filter panel? You can change the Metadata column headings, even have all the columns set to keywords.
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Actually pivot tables would work really well and since we've last "talked" I was using the Library Filter to sort on Keywords. The thumbnails would be a nice enhancement. I would use it as a WIP tool in my workflow and to show prospective clients a range of photos. Currently I've been scanning and archiving B&W concert photos from the '80's. At the moment I've tagged over 3,500 images and I need to do some sheparding.