How to stop edited Photoshop image appearing next to original Lightroom image in smart collection

jonnyfriendly

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Using Lightroom classic 2017 and Photoshop 2014 on Mac
Hi
Can anyone tell me how to unlink my worked on Photoshop image from appearing next to my original Lightroom image in Smart Collection
I have a separate system for saving and storing my Photoshop files although I use Lightroom mainly for cataloging purposes
I can only remove the photoshopped version of the image from Lightroom by using the delete shortcuts which also deletes the Photoshop file
Thanks in advance
j
 
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Smart Collection membership is determined by criteria. When an image meets the criteria it is in the Smart Collection. A Derivative image inherits the metadata from the source image. Either add criteria that will exclude the derivative Photoshop image or change the metadata (by adding a keyword) to the derivative Photoshop image.

As example, One solution might be to add the keyword Photoshop to the derivative image. The add a new criteria to the Smart collection that reads {Keywords}{does not contain}{Photoshop}

If your Smart Collection contains only RAW files and your Photoshop Derivative is always a TIFF, then this criteria
{File Type}{is not}{TIFF}. Would get the job done
 

jonnyfriendly

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Thanks Cletus - as i have tiff set in my external editing preference for PS. I took your advice with
the {File Type}{is not}{TIFF} criteria and it appears to work
Thanks so much - real time saver for me
j
 
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