Lightroom: Allow configurable options to discriminate between regular photos and HDR/panos

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Upon generating composite images (HDR, panoramic...) within LR6, the generated file gets unfortunately automatically created at the same filesystem location as the first pic in the series (why the 1st, you may ask?), and reimported into the very same catalog, with almost no way to readily identify these artificially-generated images among regular out-of-camera photos.

Possible solutions:
1. allow the end-user to configure *where* (= in which folder) and *how* (= format options beyond DNG, custom metadata tags etc.) these new composite images should be created.
2. upon generating them, add some metadata item allowing to easily identify them within LR (e.g. a new category under 'Treatment' or a new keyword to be applied, or even using some standard IPTC/EXIF field)
3. A mix of both solutions above.
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Posted 3 years ago

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Wolfgang Eilers

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Doesn't the -HDR and -Pano suffix names sufficiently identify the images as being generated by the HDR/Pano feature? You could filter on these suffix names and then easily add keywords (e.g. HDR or Panorama).
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Harry Janssen

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LIGHTROOM - Add HDR and PANO filter in Metadata Columns.

Add HDR and PANO filtering in the Metadata filtering columns.

I'd like to be able to filter only DNG's BUT NOT HDR or PANO. Or select HDR or PANO BUT NOT (original) DNG.

The HDR's and PANO's return as DNG's. I'd like to able to filter this in the columns.
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Read a reply above in the merged topic for how to accomplish this by testing the suffix of the filename.
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Harry Janssen

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I think it would be logical to have it available in the Metadata filter columns...
Not sure how.... HDR and PANO....and both???

So, maybe under the Treatment option a sub option with tick boxes??