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    Searching photos by EXIF data.

    In response to this week's competition - is there a way of searching an entire photo library (>1000GB) for exposure lengths less than 1/1000?
    Does Lightroom do this? Other packages I have tried don't and I removed Lightroom a little while ago because it was a free trial which had expired.
    Is such a search built in to any other software or is there a standalone program which will do this?

    I have found a workaround (it just occurred to me as I was typing this question) - I use Xplorer2 for file management. It can list files' exif data in a limited and slightly clumsy way, but I just used it to display exposure length and then I sorted the display by that column. It is difficult to do when I want t o search many subfolders, but it is a step in the direction I went to go.

    Any other suggestions?

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    See my reply to your other post asking the same question. Yes Lightroom can do this.
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    Lightroom (and now that it is cheaper, even though tey ripped us Aussies off, it is definitely worth getting and learning).

    > View - Show Filter Bar
    > Select Metadata
    > A filter can then be selected for any kind of metadata you can think of - focal length, ISO, shutter speed, Lens, camera, camera serial etc etc!

    that is how I have been finding my pics for the comps that have the requirements

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    Definitly try lightroom
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    If you're on Mac, Aperture will also do this. I have series of smart albums set up to keep track of EXIF data (e.g. Lens) but have looked for shutter speed in the past.
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