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Workflow Filters


The Refresh Workflow Filters menu command makes lots more metadata available in the Library Filter panel and in Smart Collections. This allows you to identify incomplete data entry or problems such as spelling errors or other mistakes:

  1. Key IPTC fields:
    1. Title
    2. Headline
    3. Caption
  2. #Keywords - useful for controlling data entry
  3. Length of "Will Export" Keywords - eg for a stock agency submission
  4. File size
  5. File missing
  6. Stack position
  7. Month, day, hour, minute, second
  8. Count of edits
  9. Collections and published collectionss.

You can run the menu command under Plug-in Extras > Refresh Workflow Filters, from the plugin's main, and with keyboard shortcuts.

All these extra fields can be shown in the Filter Panel (below) or in Smart Collection criteria. Here in the Library Filter Panel, #Keywords shows me that 2 images have no keywords assigned, while most others have 6-10 or 11-15. So those 2 images probably need more attention.

Refresh Workflow Filters

Notice that these columns do not show “live” values - they have to be recalculated each time you run the Refresh Workflow Filters menu command.

You can do this using the menus, or you may want to set up a third party keyboard shortcut app to do it.

This need to recalculate has a useful effect on how you might use Smart Collections:

  • Lightroom’s Smart Collections already have a “keywords is empty” criterion which can find all the pictures that need keywording. But a picture disappears from this Smart Collection as soon as you enter a single keyword.
  • With these non-live Workflow Filters, these photos remain available in a #Keywords-based Smart Collection and you can add more keywords until you're ready to recalculate.

Extra Workflow Filters 1-5

You can define up to 5 extra fields to recalculate with the Refresh Workflow Filters command. This means filter the library by almost any field including EXIF, IPTC or Develop values.

The extra fields are set up in Plugin Manager:

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You may download and try the plugin for free, subject to its trial limitations. To unlock the full functionality you will need to purchase a copy.

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