Lightroom: Photo selection based on location

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Scenario: you have photos with GPS data. You import them and you can see the pictures on the Map display. Now, you need to tag or add a title to groups of those photos. But our only option is really using whats visible on the display.

Wish: It would be nice to have a graphical selection method to pick pictures and add metadata. Maybe a LASSO (pick and drag) or WINDOW (2 pick) type of selection.
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Simon Chen, Principal Computer Scientist

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You know in the map module, you can create your own "Saved Locations" filters. You can define a center and a radius for the location. You can grab the handles to move the circle and resize. You have the optional capability to mark the location as private. You can hover over the location entry and click on the right arrow to filter photos based on the location.
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Kevin Spear

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I did not know that. In my case, these photos are nadir photos and I want to group them based on construction sequencing of a project; odd shaped areas. I'll have to check out your suggestion!
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john beardsworth

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I actually agree about the lasso idea, if you mean to select flags. But do you know that you can select all the images at a flag point by clicking the flag? To select more, either zoom out so the flag represents more photos, or use Shift+click on another flag.
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Kevin Spear

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Cool. In my case, I am typically zoomed in really tight. So each tag is a single photo.