Marking of in-camera composite images

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Some cameras feature in-camera composite capability such as HDR (high dynamic range) and focus stacking.  I would like to see Lightroom mark the composite images with an icon to distinguish them from the bracketed set or any other image.  I do a lot of macros using Olympus's in-camera focus stacking.  Each shot gives me 8 images plus a composite image.  On a shoot, I could end up with 2,000 images.  I want only the composite image, that's 1 in 9 but I have to look at each image to determine if it is the composite.  Luckily the composite is slightly cropped so I select only those that pop out but still I have to look at every image.  If the composite images were marked with an icon and able to be filtered out, it would substantially improve workflow.  Olympus's Viewer 3 software marks the composites with an icon so the information must be in EXIF.  It should be a simple matter for LR to pull it out.  It would be good to be able to do this prior to import to save storage and processing time.

While you are at it but of lesser importance, it might be an idea also to mark the bracketed images to distinguish them from other images.
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Bob, as a workaround you could use the Data Explorer plugin or the Any Filter plugin to quickly filter for the images with the slightly different dimensions.  Not as convenient as having something builtin, though.
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I'll give it a try.  Thanks!