Proof copies as a first class citizen in the library filter (instead of just a virtual copy)

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Please consider treating proof copies in Lightroom as a first class citizen (for filters) and not just a virtual copy.  Since a proof copy is considered to be a virtual copy, I have to rely on the copy name as a way of filtering in/out proofs but, without a more direct method, I still end up seeing duplicate images (the master, proofs, and then any other non-proof virtual copies).  I also use a tag to indicate that an image is a proof copy but this could be more useful if it were a built-in class.
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John R. Ellis, Champion

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Did you know you can find proof copies using smart collections?
        
It's mildly annoying that Is Proof (and a number of other criteria) don't appear in filters, just smart collections.
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Wow, I'm not sure why but I had never noticed that "is proof" was available as a develop filter for smart collection... probably because my collections are based mostly on tags.  Either way, thanks... this does lessen the burden a little.  As you say, it is mildly annoying that the same filter criteria is not exposed through the library filter.  Again, thank you!
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Just a little more... I would still like it as part of the library filter... it would just be another "kind" icon ("Proof Copy") on the "Attribute" tab.  Or, for symmetry with smart collections, it could also be a new attribute type called "Develop"...