Lightroom : using 'cropped' as selection criteria in a smart collection

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This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: Lightroom: Lock lib-filtered and smart-collected contents temporarily so photos don't disappear...

I setup a smart collection with 'cropped' is 'false' to collect images that I want to crop. When applying a crop, as soon as you remove your finger from the mouse button, the picture is removed from the collection and you are left with 'no picture selected'. I have had no chance to adjust the crop.

Shouldn't it wait until you have accepted the crop, by hitting enter? is there a parameter to control this?
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Gordon Laqua

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Posted 8 years ago

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Yeah, there are other places where the first edit will cause the image to be removed from the collection. I've learned to do a little dance where I select a subset from the smart collection into a normal collection.

Ideally, this image would be evaluated only once it is no longer in Develop or Loupe.
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Its unfortunate in that it means I cannot use smartlists with cropped=false to manage my workflow.

I think the workaround is to copy the smart list in a normal collection. Do my cropping there. If I have to split the session, I can just delete the normal collection, and reselect from the smart collection.
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I've asked so often for a manual recalculation mode for smart collections that I've given up hope!

Try creating an extra smart collection "Edited in the last hour" and adding that to your favourite sources (left side of filmstrip)
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The Any Filter plugin lets you apply a Smart Collection and it then "snapshots" it as a filter so that you can then work on the matching set of images without it changing underneath you.
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Vote here:

Or should we merge the topics?
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Gordon Laqua

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I voted that one up, and i am OK with merging the topics.

The thing I am really after is better ability to use smart collections as part of a workflow. That is, each workflow step has some change you are making, you collect based on the change not being done, and remove from the collection once the change is completed.

In this case, there is just disagreement on when the crop is completed :-)