Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Filters pt. 1: Text, part of Lightroom 2 New Features.
Welcome back. As I mentioned in the previous movie, in this movie we'll be working on filters. Now the first thing you'll notice about filters is that they are located at the top of the Grid View mode inside of the Library module. The next thing you'll notice is this: there are three different types of filters, Text, Refine, and Metadata. I'll go ahead and click on the first, and that is Text. When I click on that Text button, all of a sudden below that a contextual Text filter will appear. Now this is pretty interesting. You can do a search for your images based on a number of different fields: Filename, Title, Caption, Keywords, Metadata.
I'll go ahead and do a search based on the Filename. Next I'll select Contains, and again we have a number of different options here. Contains, Contains All, Doesn't Contain, Starts With, or Ends With. Well what I want to do is find this particular file. Well I know this file is called corwig_03, so in the text field over here I will simply enter in 03 and hit Enter or Return. It will then show me any image that has those particular characters in the file name. How cool is that? If I want to cancel out of this particular search, all I need to do is click on this X in the text field and it brings things back to normal. Now there's another way to work with this particular filter. What you can do is click on the magnifying glass and from there you can choose different options. So for example I can choose Keywords, and you'll notice that it will then update this menu here. Also, I can choose Contain All, it will then update this menu here. So there's two ways to do the exact same thing. You can either choose this menu, or you can click on the magnifying glass and select the option here.
- Using the Text, Refine, and Metadata filters to organize and access images
- Managing an image library with the Catalog panel, folders, and collections
- Designing slideshow presentations
- Exploring the enhanced Split Toning tool
- Using the improved sharpening and detail features
- Printing high-quality images