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Filtering by still photos, virtual copies, and video files

From: Lightroom 5 Essentials: 02 Managing Images with the Library Module

Video: Filtering by still photos, virtual copies, and video files

Since we're on the topic of filtering, why don't we talk about how we can filter based on different types of files that we can work on here in Lightroom. You can see that I've navigated to the main exercise files folder. Inside of this folder we have images. We also have a few video files. Now I want to filter these out so that I'm only seeing the video files. To do that, press the G key to navigate to the grid view, then click on the attribute tab here. Next we can go over to this area where it says kind. An you can click on the last option which will allow us just to view the video files which we have inside of our library.

Filtering by still photos, virtual copies, and video files

Since we're on the topic of filtering, why don't we talk about how we can filter based on different types of files that we can work on here in Lightroom. You can see that I've navigated to the main exercise files folder. Inside of this folder we have images. We also have a few video files. Now I want to filter these out so that I'm only seeing the video files. To do that, press the G key to navigate to the grid view, then click on the attribute tab here. Next we can go over to this area where it says kind. An you can click on the last option which will allow us just to view the video files which we have inside of our library.

In order to turn that filtering off, we can click on the icon once again. Then you'll notice that we have two other icons. These icons allow us to view the master photographs, or the virtual copies. Now, virtual copies are something that we'll cover more in the part of our course where we dig into the develop module, yet here, I simply want to highlight how we can make virtual copies. And then sort and find those. So go ahead and click on any image, it's doesn't really matter which one. Then Right+Click or Ctrl+Click and choose Create Virtual Copy. When you do this what it will do is it will create a duplicate version of your file without a very significant increase in file size.

And this will give you creative flexibility for processing that virtual copy in different ways. So go and click on that menu item, and here you can see we have the virtual copy. Now if you just want to see the virtual copies, you can click on this icon, it has a little corner, it looks like the corner is being turned there. And it will just show you the virtual copies in a folder, or in your library, or wherever. If you want to see just the master photographs, you can click on this icon here, and you'll notice that it's now hiding or removing from my view or filtering away from my view, those virtual copies.

So in this way you can see that we can take advantage of these three icons in order to fiter or find certain tyeps of files.

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  1. 2m 32s
    1. Welcome
      1m 54s
    2. Using the exercise files
      38s
  2. 22m 0s
    1. Working with flags, stars, and labels
      3m 52s
    2. Adding flags, stars, and labels more quickly
      5m 10s
    3. Using Auto Advance to speed up rating photos
      4m 44s
    4. Rating and ranking groups of photos
      1m 50s
    5. Rating and ranking in the Grid and full-screen modes
      4m 5s
    6. Quickly delete rejected photos
      2m 19s
  3. 14m 0s
    1. Filtering by flag, stars, and labels
      3m 44s
    2. Filtering by still photos, virtual copies, and video files
      1m 51s
    3. Filtering by text, metadata, and file type
      3m 3s
    4. Sorting photos
      2m 30s
    5. Stacking photos into groups
      2m 52s
  4. 18m 14s
    1. What is a collection?
      2m 36s
    2. Creating a collection to group images together
      4m 35s
    3. Creating targeted collections
      2m 50s
    4. Using Quick Collections
      2m 42s
    5. Using Smart Collections
      5m 31s
  5. 10m 49s
    1. Overview of the new Map module
      2m 47s
    2. Tagging images with locations
      3m 21s
    3. Creating saved locations
      4m 41s
  6. 11m 10s
    1. Using Quick Develop
      4m 39s
    2. Synchronizing settings
      3m 58s
    3. Making incremental adjustments to images
      2m 33s
  7. 15m 54s
    1. Playing video in Lightroom
      2m 40s
    2. Trimming a video
      3m 47s
    3. Editing the color and tone of a video
      5m 21s
    4. Setting the poster frame
      1m 54s
    5. Capturing a still image from a video
      2m 12s
  8. 11m 1s
    1. Exporting to a hard drive
      3m 29s
    2. Publishing to a hard drive
      4m 18s
    3. Publishing video to Facebook
      3m 14s
  9. 18m 55s
    1. Why use DNG?
      7m 32s
    2. Using Fast Load DNG
      5m 0s
    3. Saving size with Lossy DNG
      6m 23s
  10. 27m 56s
    1. Adding keywords
      6m 3s
    2. Creating and using keyword sets
      3m 35s
    3. Synchronizing keywords
      2m 13s
    4. Keywording with the Painter tool
      3m 4s
    5. Working with the Metadata panel
      4m 24s
    6. Adding copyright metadata with a template
      4m 36s
    7. Filtering photographs based on metadata
      4m 1s
  11. 31m 0s
    1. External editing preferences
      4m 23s
    2. Editing raw photos in Photoshop
      6m 15s
    3. Editing an original TIFF or PSD
      4m 30s
    4. Editing an original JPEG
      5m 36s
    5. Editing a modified TIFF, PSD, or JPEG file in Photoshop
      4m 3s
    6. Opening an image as a Smart Object in Photoshop
      3m 16s
    7. Including multiple images in Photoshop as layers
      2m 57s
  12. 27m 40s
    1. Exporting photographs to a hard drive, CD, or DVD
      5m 51s
    2. Exporting photographs with previously used settings
      1m 32s
    3. Creating and using exporting presets
      3m 45s
    4. Emailing photographs from Lightroom
      6m 40s
    5. Using Publish Services to export photographs to a folder
      5m 16s
    6. Uploading photos to Facebook and Flickr
      4m 36s
  13. 40s
    1. Next steps
      40s

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