Sort by keywords in Adobe Bridge

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Hello to all. I hope someone has an answer. I would like to add keywords to my photos and later sort these photos by these keywords. Does anyone now if this is possible including all sub-folders? I can only find the option within one folder, which makes the search complicated.Thanks for your help!
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Cristen Gillespie

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Bridge won't sort by keywords outside of a folder. It can't sort by anything outside of the folder you're viewing, although your sort criteria is somewhat randomly and arbitrarily sticky between folders. If you want to filter by specific keywords in folders, subfolders, and stacks (which, btw, act like subfolders in Bridge), the way to do this is to use the Find dialog (Cmd/Ctrl-F). For your Search criteria, choose  keywords and follow through the rest of the dialog. Once you're not looking in a single folder, Bridge considers this a search, not a sort or a filter.
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Nadine

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thanks Cristen, tried it out and it works.  :-) Only disadvantage is that you have to type the keywords instead of just choose them from the list. But this seems to be the only way.
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Stephen Marsh

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My answer is similar to Cristen’s, use Find and or Smart Collections. You can search for “filename contains .” to pickup the dot for multiple file types in one search command (.tif .jpg etc), making sure that you are at the top level folder and are searching using all sub folders and non indexed files. You can then sort by keyword as all the files from all the folders will be displayed as a single file list (the top level folder and any sub-folders are not displayed).
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Nadine

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thank you very much, Stephen!


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Stephen Marsh

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Not a problem Nadine, in addition to simply searching for: . (dot)

One could search in many other ways, such as:

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Thanks, Stephen!