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Smart Albums Moved to Filters



  • Gerry Whitmarsh


    If you add this to the ON1 Ideas, I will vote for it.


  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    When creating more complex searches I always turn off the Search Cataloged Folders option until I've finished setting up the search parameters. Then turn it back on to do the actual search. I've complained about this in the past too.

  • John Ruggiero

    I was a very heavy user of smart albums and to lose that function will cause to me to look at LR as my library tool.

  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    Smart Albums are still there, just in a less convenient way. What we did loose is the ability to nest them. I miss that too.

  • Rick Sammartino Community moderator

    It's very disappointing that we'd have to vote to add a feature that we already had and worked just fine.

    While I like being able to save searches, The new 'implementation' of Smart albums is useless to me as well. Very disappointed indeed.

    There may already be suggestions posted on the Ideas page, but since it hasn't been updated in a while, we won't see them there yet. Whoever finds an active one first, let us know so we can vote the crap out of it.

  • Michael Schroeder

    Fully agree with Gordon.

    There has to be a way to cancel search operations. Happened to me too. I had to kill the whole process in task manager.

    If working with smart filters there should be a "start searching" button with the option to cancel.


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