Smart Collection selecting months

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Hi

I'm trying to collect all my best (4-5 stars) of each month all years in a smart collection.
Tryed my best but failed - anyone have any ideas how to do it?
That is 12 collections - from "Best of January - all years" to "Best of December - all years".
If not possible - would there be any plugins that could do the trick?

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It’s possible, but takes quite a bit of work. Create a smart collection that uses ‘Any’ for the different criteria, then define a date range for each year, so for January you’ll have to use a range of 01 jan - 31 jan for each year in the catalog.

The ‘Any Filter’ plugin should be able to do this, but not as a smart collection. Any Filter Lightroom Plugin
 

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ok, thanks a lot!!
But what about the star ratings 4 - 5?

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My Search and Replace plugin does it too, breaking out each bit of the time so you can filter/SC by month, day of month, hour, minute etc. You don't have to buy it to use this function.
 

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I'm not sure how to do as you suggest Johan.
Would it be possible to send a screen shot whenever you have time?

John - I will look into your plugin. Might become handy for other things as well.

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It's a Swiss army knife, Thommy!

This shows how one can use the Refresh Workflow Filters command. Apart from the month, here I can see that 129 images don't yet have captions, and I can also filter by caption. Where you see "Autumn colours in Mane" twice, I am wondering why this should be, and I often find typos or errors by investigating further (though it may be that they are genuinely different captions that start the same). I can also see how many keywords I've entered, here telling me I've not keyworded enough, and even the total length of the export keywords (some stock agencies impose limits).

Update - to prove my point, just looking at the screenshot I noticed the misspelling "Borrwodale"

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Thanks Johan!
The filtering is not a problem (yet). I can manage that.
I'm trying to create a smart collection/s or regular collection with my 4-5 rated images for each month/each year.
Or am I missing something?

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Thanks Johan!
The filtering is not a problem (yet). I can manage that.
I'm trying to create a smart collection/s or regular collection with my 4-5 rated images for each month/each year.
Or am I missing something?

Thommy
Seems you are indeed missing something. I didn't say anything about filtering. I said you can create a smart collection for that, but it's a bit cumbersome. Here's how it would look for January and the last three years. Note that you have to hold down the Alt-key when you click on the plus icon for the second criterium in order to get the extra option needed to split into an 'Any' and an 'All' part.

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This is the equivalent using the plugin. And so on.

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Seems you are indeed missing something. I didn't say anything about filtering. I said you can create a smart collection for that, but it's a bit cumbersome. Here's how it would look for January and the last three years. Note that you have to hold down the Alt-key when you click on the plus icon for the second criterium in order to get the extra option needed to split into an 'Any' and an 'All' part.

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Great, Johan!
Exactly what I was looking for.
Thanks a lot for helping me.

Thommy
 
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