Lightroom: Smarter smart folder in Published Service

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I would love to see smarter Smart Folders in Published Services.

Currently if you change the criteria in a Smart Folder in a Published Service it reflects the photos that meet the new criteria and which of these has been edited since last published.

What I would love is if the Smart Folder could also show any photos that meet any previous criteria since last published that no longer meet the current criteria and therefore need to be removed from the Published Service
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Steve Harris

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LR already implements this.

I tested it with the Hard Drive publish service and the Flickr publish service.  For each, I defined a smart folder/album with criterion "Rating is 5 stars".  I published the folder/album.  Then I changed the criterion to "Rating is 4 stars", and LR then displayed "Deleted Photos to Remove" containing the 5-star photos to be removed from the published collection.

Perhaps there is something specific to your configuration or your smart-folder criteria.  Details?