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Custom filter on images shot within a few seconds of each other?

Jay Clulow

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Hi,

First of all im not talking about stacks. I want to color images all shot within a few seconds of each other (Based on meta). Then I want to colour these all a particular color so I can review them via a snyc'd collection later.

Is there a way or via a third party pluggin such as AnyFilter that can do this? I haven't worked out how to do it yet.

Thanks,
 
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So I know you said no stacks, but you could use the auto-stack then use any-filter to find all that are in a stack, and if you don't want the stack after you do whatever you wanted to the group in the stack, then unstack them all?
 
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My Search and Replace lets you filter down to seconds.
 
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Ferguson's suggestion for using Photo > Stacking > Auto-Stack By Capture Time is probably simplest -- stack the photos taken within a few seconds of each other, apply color labels to the photos in each stack, then unstack them. A tip: Shift-click the stacking badge in the upper-left corner of a stack, and that will both expand the stack and select all the photos in it, so you can apply a color label to all of them at once.

You might find these two plugins more helpful for directly grouping bursts of photos: Data Explorer (Part of a high-speed burst sequence) and Bag-O-Goodies (the Find Next Photo Group command).
 

Jay Clulow

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So I know you said no stacks, but you could use the auto-stack then use any-filter to find all that are in a stack, and if you don't want the stack after you do whatever you wanted to the group in the stack, then unstack them all?

Ferguson's suggestion for using Photo > Stacking > Auto-Stack By Capture Time is probably simplest -- stack the photos taken within a few seconds of each other, apply color labels to the photos in each stack, then unstack them. A tip: Shift-click the stacking badge in the upper-left corner of a stack, and that will both expand the stack and select all the photos in it, so you can apply a color label to all of them at once.

You might find these two plugins more helpful for directly grouping bursts of photos: Data Explorer (Part of a high-speed burst sequence) and Bag-O-Goodies (the Find Next Photo Group command).

Thats great. The only issue I've hit is that once I've used Anyfilter to show all stacked images when I expand them they dont show. The stack icon changes to opened but the images aren't displayed in the results so when colouring them I'm only colouring the first of each stack.
 
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The only issue I've hit is that once I've used Anyfilter to show all stacked images when I expand them they dont show. The stack icon changes to opened but the images aren't displayed in the results so when colouring them I'm only colouring the first of each stack.
That's due to a bad interaction with how Any Filter displays search results. Like LR's built-in filters, Any Filter only searches the visible photos, so photos buried in collapsed stacks won't be part of the search results. You can avoid this by 1) unchecking the Any Filter option Visible Photos Only, or 2) doing the menu command Photo > Stacking > Expand All Stacks.

But I think Data Explorer or Bag-O-Goodies might be a little more useful for this task. (I'm the author of Any Filter, by the way.)
 
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