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The Metadata Browser is pretty amazing technology because it shows, with one click, all the photos taken with a particular camera make and model or a particular type of lens. (Lightroom gathers all this info automatically from the built-in EXIF data put there by your digital camera, with no input from the operator.) For this example, we’re going to use a very helpful piece of IPTC image data (data you add yourself in Lightroom). In the Metadata Browser (found at the bottom of the left-side Panels area), click Location. A list of all the countries where your photos were taken appears (there’s the Netherlands, for me). Click the flippy triangle to break things down even further—in my example, by province (Utrecht and North Holland) and city (Amsterdam and Rotterdam). In Figure 7, I clicked Netherlands, and most of the shots were taken in Amsterdam, but the two photos shown were taken in Rotterdam. Lo and behold—that first shot is the one I wanted!

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