Changing Metadata Filter Columns in Lightroom

Good morning! 🙂

I would like to start by thanking to everyone who came to the Steve Caplin event last night. You are all stars! Thanks for coming and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. It was very entertaining and Steve was showing some real magic in Photoshop CS5…  😉

When you first open Filters, the Metadata Filter columns display a few columns: Date, Camera, Lens and Label. But what if you want to change it? Are you stick with the defaults? No, of course not! That’s the beauty of Lightroom, you can easily customise it! 😉

Filters Tab in Lightroom

You are not limited to these columns. When you click on the column, a pop-up menu will show and you will see other columns that you can use. If you click on the button that appears on the right side, another menu will appear. This menu allows you to add or remove columns. You can have up to 8 columns.

If you open a Keyword Column, as an example, you will get additional options like View – Hierarchical or Flat. Also, if you need more space, you can easily resize any column by dragging the bottom edge.

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