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Find Photos by Comparing Metadata Fields

Mar 29, 2015
Lightroom Experience
Lightroom Version
Lightroom Version
LR Classic 9.4
Operating System
  1. Windows 10
Sorry if this has been answered elsewhere.

Somehow, I've lost some collections I used to make Web pages. I have keywords that would allow me to partially find them but those that full qualify are those where the TITLE is different than the CAPTION. When I initially load photos, I assign the same text to TITLE and CAPTION. When I can identify what is in the picture, I updated the TITLE with a proper name.

So, what I'm looking for is to create a Smart Collection with:
  • KEYWORD contains "XXX"
  • TITLE 'is not equal to' CAPTION
Any ideas? Thanks
Oct 8, 2007
Lightroom Experience
Power User
If you use my Search + Replace plugin, its workflow filters command makes the title and caption available in the Library Filter. You could then put title* and caption* as columns and scan downward looking for differences in the counts.