Filter photos in Lightroom by Aspect Ratio – Portrait or Landscape

Most of you already know that I have been busy this year creating a brand new preset each day for my Project 365 series. Time is an issue when you have a family, a full time job and so many other things you want to do in your life. This tutorial have been in my mind for some time now, and recently I finally managed to record it during a late night when the whole country was asleep :-)

portrait-landscapeThe video below will show you how to filter photos by metadata in Lightroom. You have so many options here but In this specific tutorial I will focus on “Aspect Ratio” to sort out photos that have been taken in Landscape or Portrait mode (Not both at the same time though).

You might wonder when this come in handy? Well for me it’s a very convenient way of finding photos meant for blogposts, photo frames and albums etc.

I hope you enjoy the tutorial!

How do you use the filter tool in Lightroom? Please let us know!


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  1. A few years ago I discovered a bug with this “aspect ratio sort”. If you import photos into a new catalog, Lightroom thinks all images are landscape. I opened a problem with them and they came up with a work around and then fixed it. The problem came back in LR4. I haven’t checked LR5 for the problem yet.
    Here is a post I wrote about it.

    Thanks for the article.

  2. Hi Paul!
    Thank you so much for your input. I haven’t experienced the bug yet but if I will I now know the reason to it. :-)

    All the best,

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