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Adding Options To Metadata Browser???

Jan 2, 2008
I would like the option to sort my images by the shots taken with Flash.

Is there a way to add it to the Metadata browser or am I just blind and I can't see it?




Active Member
Mar 7, 2008
Lightroom Experience
Lightroom Version
You're not blind...it just isn't there, and there's no way to add fields to the metadata browser. In the metadata panel on the right side of the screen, you can display the EXIF data which includes the Flash field, but I don't believe you can do anything with it, like sort or select.

And, interestingly, the Find panel contains an EXIF selection, but I've never been able to find anything with it. Maybe someone else has been able to make Find EXIF work and can jump in here. On the surface, that would work for you if you could find images with EXIF containing the appropriate phrase for flash fired.

To me, this is one of those strange shortcomings in LR's DAM features.
Sep 29, 2007
Isle of Wight, UK
Lightroom Experience
Power User
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Cloud Service
Quite right Jim, there isn't currently a way to do that. LR's trying to be all things to all people, and isn't quite managing any of them perfectly, but hopefully we'll see that added in a future release.