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As a general the search opportunities is a little weak in Lightroom. If you add more specific fields in the list of what to search in, it will be a great improvement.
There is another topic about searching here Search in Lightroom. If you like you can support that as well.
Problem: LR does not search in the IPTC extended field “Person Shown in the Image”
As a general the search opportunities is a little weak in Lightroom. If you add more specific fields in the list of what to search in, it will be a great improvement. Then you could choose to search in one specific field (Person Shown), and you’ll get less noise.
Note to Adobe: a Person Shown is a different criteria than say a person's name in headline, caption, title, etc. For example, I have people's names in fields related to creation or ownership. And sometimes I want to use a keyword with a person's name that is NOT a People keyword, like images related to George Washington, even though he is not shown. So it's an important criterion.
I was attempting to search by the Event, and was dumbfounded when I realized it wasn't capable of searching that part of the metadata. Can't say it's just Adobe, either. It's the Lightroom team. The fact the red-headed stepchild of Adobe known as Bridge can search ALL metadata, including IPTC Extension proves it can and should be a feature of Lightroom.
I moved from Bridge to Lightroom due to its superior keyword and overall metadata management features, but now see its search is severely handicapped in comparison.
Just a word to the carpers in this thread: It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness -- at least if you are trying to get work done.
Making all IPTC attributes searchable shouldn't be a major effort as the attribute set is standardized. What I am personally missing are Source, Subject Code, Scene Code and Person Shown (from IPTC extensions). I can imagine other people miss other attributes. You lose half of the purpose of IPTC if the attributes are not searchable. Thanks