How do I filter out my clients image selections in Lightroom, Capture One, Photo Mechanic, Finder and Explorer?

In many image editing programs, you can use the file search to display exactly the images of a selection of images from PicDrop. This saves you the trouble of searching for each individual file. Below we will show you how it works.

The steps in PicDrop

  1. Open in the gallery the selection that you want to filter out locally or mark the pictures with the selection function (blue plus sign in the picture overview)
  2. Click on the “Export Selection” icon in the selection, bottom right. There you will find the various possibilities to filter the selection in Lightroom or in your Finder/Explorer etc. – without a long search.
  3. Copy the corresponding file lists to the clipboard.

Please continue on your computer with your favourite tool:

The steps in Lightroom

  1. Open the Shooting folder in Library mode
  2. Press the ESC key to display the filters at the top
  3. Select the category “Text”
  4. In the drop-down menu, select “File name” and “Contains”
  5. Copy the file names into the search field
  6. Only the images that were previously saved in the selection are seen

The steps in Capture One

  1. Open the folder with the images to be filtered
  2. Click on “Edit” in the upper C1 menu
  3. Click on “Select by”
  4. Click on “File Name List”
  5. Copy the filenames from the Capture One filter field into the search field, making sure the separators are selected correctly
  6. Click on “OK”
  7. The images are now selected. Before you click anything else, you can make a selection in Capture One.

The steps in Photo Mechanic

  1. Open the corresponding project folder in Photo Mechanic and press Command+F (Ctrl+F under Windows).
  2. Now you can insert the filter text from PicDrop and check the box “Filenames”.
  3. Click “Find” and the corresponding images will be selected.
  4. Then you can close the search field and start the next steps with the marked files.

The steps in Mac Finder/Windows Explorer

  1. Open the folder where the pictures are located
  2. Click on the normal search
  3. Copy the file names into the search field
  4.  Images that were previously saved in the selection will only be seen