Lightroom: Ability to sort catalog by long edge pixel dimension

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I'd love to be able to sort by "long edge pixel dimension". A pretty simple addition I would think. A Plug-In even?
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I wonder if it's something John could add to List View. Seems like it would be a perfect fit. http://www.beardsworth.co.uk/list-vie...
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It'd be tricky for a plugin to maintain the sort order after closing the plugin's dialog box, since there is no API to support it - not necessarily impossible, but I wouldn't know how, at least not without kyping the label text or hacking the user order...
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Please cast vote for the API necessary for plugins to support features like this:

http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...
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One thing you can do now is to use DevMeta which supports crop-width & crop-height metadata for lib filters. You can't sort by long-edge pixel dimension, but you can filter by crop width and/or crop height - may be next best thing for now...
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I might try some of those.

It just seems weird that LR's sister program Bridge can do it!
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I wouldn't consider Bridge and Lightroom to be sister programs. The former is a file browser a la Windows Explorer or Mac Finder. The latter is a catalog based database. Sure, there is a lot of overlapping functionality, but they run under very different philosophies.

But it is somewhat surprising to find that LR lacks a type of organizational capability that Bridge has.