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In Photoshop Lightroom 3 Essential Training, author Chris Orwig provides a comprehensive look at Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3, the popular photo-asset management, enhancement, and publishing program. The course covers indispensable techniques such as importing, processing, and organizing images in the Library, correcting and adjusting images in the Develop module, and creating slideshows, web galleries, and print picture packages. In addition to exploring all of Lightroom 3's capabilities, this course is rich with creative tips and expert advice on photographic workflow. Exercise files accompany the course.
Let's continue to further deepen what we know about filtering. And here in the Library Grid view mode, I'll press the Backslash key in order to open up the Filter options. And then I'm going to click on Attribute. New to Lightroom 3 is the ability not only to search by flag, star or label or the master or virtual copy version of the image, we can also filter based on if it's a photograph or a movie. If you click on this icon here and then turn off my rating momentarily, you can see that what I've found is a movie file. Double-click that and there you will see indeed it is a movie file.
And this is a nice way to be able to find those particular types of files. All right, well, I'll press the G key to go back to the Grid view. Then I'm going to turn off this Attribute. Well, what about Text? Let's say that what we want to do is we want to search for a particular text criteria. Well, there's a shortcut to access this particular field. And it's Command+F on a Mac, Ctrl+F on a PC. In this particular case, I previously searched for this name, Brooke, one of the athletes. And what that did for me is it showed those particular images.
I can also delete this by pressing these check box here. Now for Text, I'm currently searching for Text and Attribute. In this case, let's go ahead and search for text, any searchable field that has Shaun. And then I want to find a Shaun image with two stars. And here you can see it found that particular image. Now you can, of course, also just search for Text. If you want to remove the Attribute option, well then simply click on the Attribute tab, and now it's just going to show the images based on the Text search.
Now you can also modify your text search. A couple of different options: Filename, Copy Name, Title, so on and so forth. And you can also define what it's looking for. Does it contain this or doesn't contain, starts with this, ends with this, so on and so forth. So as you can see, this Text search is actually quite powerful.
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