Lightroom Classic: Smart collection is today, this week, month and every (x) year(s) ago

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How to create a smart collection is today,this week, month and every (x) year(s) ago? Can it be done or feature request?
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Is it necessary? Please explain the purpose, otherwise we will not be able to follow you?

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I think he wants to see all photos made at this day in the past
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That's what i mean. Thank you
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Marcel Smits

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For instance to see your kids in the previous years. Now i add every year my kids growing older to my smart collection. 2020-03-16 till 2020-03-22 or 2019-03-16 till 2019-03-22. Wildcard for the year don't work. yes yes i know keywords on import. Just an idea looking for a trick.
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John Beardsworth is thinking about adding new features to his search and replace plugin: https://www.lightroomqueen.com/community/threads/c-19-and-topics-of-interest.39847/post-1263460
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And you could make a smart collection yourself, here is a howto: http://www.lightroomforums.net/threads/smart-collection-on-this-day.28865/#post-1193596


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Yes, as Roelof says, I have put a little script online here. It creates a smart collection that lists all photos taken today (hack it if you want), and I am expanding the idea by adding a feature to my plugin which lets you choose ranges of dates.

To understand the purpose of this, you only have to use a little imagination. For example, I'd like to see photos from an anniversary, Christmas Day, the Christmas-New Year period,  or maybe the first week in November when I usually make a trip somewhere etc.

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Thank you Roelof and John!
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Yves Crausaz

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It is not really complicated so to create smart collections multi criteria! Exemple....


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Not complicated, just boring.
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Roelof Moorlag

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Yes, but this use case does ask for a lot of (changing) criteria. I'm using the script that John had made on a daily base now. Much an much quicker and easier.