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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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