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    Is it possible to restrict the auto categories to a specific folder or to a specific set of pictures like Adobes' LR? Many thanks.

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    Originally posted by vsbastosx View Post
    Is it possible to restrict the auto categories to a specific folder or to a specific set of pictures like Adobes' LR? Many thanks.
    AFAIK not directly from the Catalog pane, but many of the auto categories are items that can be found in either EXIF or IPTC metadata, for instance photos taken with a Sony camera model SLT-A57, or photos taken at an aperture of f/5.6, so you can perhaps achieve what you want using something like the following example.

    In a folder J:\Test I have a number of photos taken with four different cameras (a Sony SLT-A57, a Samsung SM-G973F, a Canon Powershot G2 and a Nikon D700 , and I want to display only those photos in that folder that were taken with the Nikon D700.

    1. In Manage mode, using the Folders pane, select the folder (in this case J:\Test).
    2. Open the search pane, and where it says "Search in" click on "Specific folders and Categories"
    3. Now click on "Sync to the file list settings. That puts the folder selected in step 1 into the "in any of the following folders:section
    4. Now use the white "right pointing arrow" in that section to select "include subfolders" and/or "search cataloged items only" to preference.
    5. In the properties section of the search pane, click on Add, then in the Add search criteria select EXIF>Camera Info>Model then click on OK
    6..That now shows "Model is <Click to set>". Click on "<Click to Set>" and enter "Nikon D700" (without the quotes)
    Note: This has to exactly match the way the model appears in the EXIF field.
    7. Now at the bottom of the search pane click on Start.

    That displays only those photos in folder J:\Test that were taken with a Nikon D700 camera.

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    • #3
      Thanks a lot Greyfox. This worked as you described! Cheers!

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