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Finding pictures NOT in a collection

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I looked at several similar previoius questions, but I am still a little confused.

I want to find an easy way of determining which of my "exported" pictures are NOT yet in a collection.

The exported pictures are in different folders but I have previously added "export" as the copy name and have "export" as a keyword.

Any assistance will be most appreciated.

Paul in Australia
 
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Queensland
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Hi Paul, (from an Aussi Queenslander!)
To answer- Create a Smart Collection like this-
Screen Shot 04-10-21 at 02.08 PM.JPG


The First Rule:
The [Collection : doesn't contain ] [a b c d e .............] looks crazy, but it is using a 'negative' to find photos in a 'Collection that doesn't exist!' because you cannot have a Collection name that does not use the alphabet or number characters (well almost impossible!). When you type in the alphabet -use a space between the letters. Some times even placing [a e i o u] in the [doesn't contain] field is sufficient (Collections would rarely be named without a vowel.)

The Second Rule:
Easy! The photos to find have the Keyword "Export".
And "Match ALL" uses both rules to find your photos.
 
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Melbourne, Australia
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Hi Paul, (from an Aussi Queenslander!)
To answer- Create a Smart Collection like this-
View attachment 16396

The First Rule:
The [Collection : doesn't contain ] [a b c d e .............] looks crazy, but it is using a 'negative' to find photos in a 'Collection that doesn't exist!' because you cannot have a Collection name that does not use the alphabet or number characters (well almost impossible!). When you type in the alphabet -use a space between the letters. Some times even placing [a e i o u] in the [doesn't contain] field is sufficient (Collections would rarely be named without a vowel.)

The Second Rule:
Easy! The photos to find have the Keyword "Export".
And "Match ALL" uses both rules to find your photos.
Thank you! This was really helpful.
 
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