Lightroom: Smart collections missing criterion for "Collection Set"

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It would be very helpful if a smart collection as a criterion "image is not located within a collection set" would provide. So I could find out what images I (not smart collection) have not yet moved in a collection.
Furthermore, it would be good if you could find out in which collections an image is classified.

Sorry, my English is not so good. That's why I used a tool to translate.
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"it would be good if you could find out in which collections an image is classified."

In the Library, you can see what collections an image is in by clicking the collections badge in the lower-right corner:
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[Corrected update on my original answer.]

"So I could find out what images I (not smart collection) have not yet moved in a collection."

You can do this with the following smart-collection criterion:

Collection doesn't contain a b c d e ... x y z 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

This will exclude any image in any collection whose name contains a letter or digit, leaving just images not in any collection.
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Yes this would be very nice.  What it should have, is besides the contain and all it should have a list option that will give you a list of all the collections and you select the one you wish.  In doing this it would give you the ability to be very precise on what you are asking.  They way it is currently, servce no real purpose

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I can't believe this is not available.  Been in apps like iTunes forever.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled When creating a Smart Collection inside a Collection Set, the Smart Collection sh....

I switched to Lightroom from Aperture - reluctantly to say the least.

Aperture had the ability to limit Smart Albums to filtering a specific album. This rule gave a drop down list of all the available Albums. Pretty simple and straightforward. And best of all, IT WORKED! Heck, even the new Photos app gets this (a screenshot of it is attached).

In Lightroom, in theory, you can limit a Smart Collection to a specific Collection or Collection Set, but it doesn't seem to work constantly.

PLEASE allow Smart Collections to filter via Collection Set.

PLEASE allow the "Collection" filter in the Smart Collection set to be set to "is" (as seen in the attached Photos.app screenshot). If its not an exact match, then the Collection/Collection Set doesn't get included. Including text in quotes does not perform the expected operation.

It shouldn't have to be a trial and error operation to do something which could be SO simple.

This makes Smart Collections a complete pain in the bum to use on Lightroom.

It would be amazing if Lightroom management could know that even the small things matter. 



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Two separate existing feature requests were listed.

Please reference the new conversation here: Need exact match for collections