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    How to Tell if a Photo was Exported

    Typically I will edit and export about 20% of the pictures in a lightroom catalog, with a different name and what not. Now often the unedited, unexported pictures are something I no longer wish to keep. Is there a way to go back to the lightroom catalog and easily see which pictures were exported and which were not ? This way I can delete those easily.

    I know I can compare the pictures in the exported folder with the ones in the catalog by eyeballing, but that's a longer way, not what I am looking for.

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    Welcome to the forums :-)

    Export creates a step in the photo's history, but unfortunately you cannot query the history steps by using smart collections or metadata filters.

    So I'm affraid you'd have to go through them one by one, unless you manually set some metadata field on all selected images before export.

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    How do you select the photos you want to export? Whichever way you do it, you could use that to select the ones for deletion. If you code all of the destined-for-export photos red, for instance, then you could filter them all for uncoded versions. You then delete those. I hope that makes sense.
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    thanks for the replies guys, appreciate it.

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    I use the color labels to designate visually what state an image is in. It is easy to use the label in Smart Collection Criteria
    Code:
    s = {	id = "19A3271F-6878-4E1E-A328-95BAABF91B91",
    	internalName = "02.00 Working Label Set",
    	title = "02.00 Working Label Set",
    	type = "LabelSet",
    	value = {
    (red)		label1 = "To Be Worked",   
    (yellow)	label2 = "Work In Progress",
    (green)	label3 = "Needs Further Review",
    (blue)	label4 = "Not In a Published Collection - Complete",
    (purple)	label5 = "In a Published Collection",
    	},
    	version = 0,
    }
    I also add Internal use only keywords to define the Publish Service Collection that an Image gets assigned. I do not use the Export function directly but Publish to the HD instead for derivative files that are required to be located locally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by like2innovate View Post
    Typically I will edit and export about 20% of the pictures in a lightroom catalog, with a different name and what not. Now often the unedited, unexported pictures are something I no longer wish to keep. Is there a way to go back to the lightroom catalog and easily see which pictures were exported and which were not ? This way I can delete those easily.

    I know I can compare the pictures in the exported folder with the ones in the catalog by eyeballing, but that's a longer way, not what I am looking for.
    You say that the unwanted photos are "unedited" - if this means no adjustments at all then you can set up a smart collection with the "has adjustment" rule "is false".

    Maybe this will be of interest as well?

    http://lightroomsolutions.com/articl...t-collections/

    Paul

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