I apologize, I seem to be hogging all the band width!
I went on a birding safari in November last year and came back with well over 3000 images.
I have just completed editing and cataloging in the Organizer. I use stacking a lot to increase the content of my screen. I have quite a complex indexing system but it works with the exception of the star rating system.
If I stipulate that I require to retrieve images with a set of Tabs and with a 4 stars rating, it also selects some images with lower star ratings. They are marked with the Stop sign "Non Match" symbol.
I have now realized that Organizer retrieves all images from within a stack which has one image with the higher rating, irrespective of their non matching lower rating. How can I eliminate all the "Non Match" images from the selection in bulk?
I now want to send the original uncompressed image files to others. I can't use the Organizer e-mail facility because the files are too large, so I normally use "WeTransfer" to do this.
To do this, it would be very convenient if I could make an Album, including all the selected images, convert them to the uncompressed image files and export them to an external folder.
I realize that all the "images" in Organizer are links to files and that these files are stored in folders outside of Organizer, but can the links be used to "call up" the linked files into a separate folder?,
In other words, you are not using stacks the way they were intended by Adobe, that is that all members in a stack should have the same properties in tagging and rating. Otherwise the search result would also show members of the stack not matching the search criteria. That works for instance for burst shots (only the top of stack is shown and can be selected for further action); that also works for variants of an original image with the same criteria. Since version sets are another kind of stack, they have the same limitations.
Eliminating 'non matching' found files in bulk does not seem to be possible directly. My guess is that you could perhaps try:
- once the search result is displayed, select all
- write metadata to files (Ctrl WW)
- export to a temporary folder That should export all the matching and non-matching files without stacks.
- create a new empty (temporary) catalog
- import the folder in the catalog
- Retry your search with the same criteria: that should get rid of the non-match items
(I have not tested this - busy baby sitting now... but I'll try it later today)
Now for sharing any selection you have made, the idea is to create an album and export full size into a temporary folder.
There is also an option in the new PSE2021 to store files on 'the cloud' and to share a link.