I've just released a new plugin for Adobe Lightroom:
It lets you group photos by metadata (e.g. “what lenses did I use with these photos?”) just like Lightroom's built in Library Grid Filter, but the plugin supports many more criteria. As of its initial release, the plugin provides 109 ways to slice and dice your photos, including things such as “Which photos have how much crop?” and “What photos are hidden within collapsed stacks?” and “What audio frame rates are seen in my videos?”.
Plus 106 more.
I started writing it a couple of weeks ago after first creating custom Lightroom camera-calibration profiles (mentioned in “Viewing Anthony’s New Shoes with My New X-Rite ColorChecker Passport”) because it was maddening to not be able to quickly identify what photos were using which camera profiles.
Now I can quickly get:
and via the “isolate” buttons see the relevant photos.
For reasons I can't quite understand, working on this plugin has been a deeply-intensive, morning-to-night affair, much to the detriment of my normal home and photo life.
Perhaps it's because I particularly like data display, and it's a fun challenge to really make the plugin functional and useful and elegant (or, at least as elegant as Lightroom's minimal plugin infrastructure allows). There are a lot of bells and whistles... many little touches that hopefully most folks will never notice because they feel natural and intuitive, but a lot of work has gone into the details. I'm proud of the result.
There are many more details and criteria on the to-do list, but I had to draw the line somewhere or I'd never get around to releasing the plugin, nor to returning to my regularly-scheduled life.
I'm looking forward to a bit of the latter soon. Anthony's birthday party (10 years old!) is tomorrow.