Feature Request (FastRawViewer): More options for "Sort & Filter"

Hello all,
since FastRawViewer already reads the EXIF data of the loaded photos and already offers a few options for sorting and filtering, I would like to see more options:
Filter by:
Shutter speed
Focal length
Exposure compensation
Basically, sort and filter according to the EXIF data that can be displayed in the left navigation area.
Many thanks in advance!
Best regards

Dear Sir:

Could you please explain how those features are relevant to culling?

Hello Alex,

I would like to come back to my original question: "More options for "Sort & Filter"" (see above).
What is the current status?

Best regards


When we have something to show, we will definitely show it. We do not comment on development progress and/or deadlines/ETA while it is in progress and not ready for show.


Alex Tutubalin/FastRawViewer team

Thanks for the answer! I asked because I have not received a response to my last detailed post you requested!

I'll be surprised and look forward to more features :-)

my answer didn't mean "we're working on it right now"


Alex Tutubalin/FastRawViewer team

I'm happy to do it!
A typical day as a nature photographer looks like that, that I photograph most different things with very different camera settings and lenses. E.G.:

  • Flying birds with shutter speeds faster than 1/1000 sec, focal lengths larger than 200mm and my 100-500mm telephoto zoom.
  • Macro/close-up shots e.g. of plants or actual mushrooms, focal length fixed 100mm, 100mm macro lens
  • Long exposure of a brook, river or waterfall, aperture larger F8, exposure time longer than 1/10Sec. Focal length smaller 35mm, with my zoom lens 24-105mm
  • Focus stacking with 20-40 or more pictures in a series, mostly with the 100mm macro lens

Each of the described actions occurs several times in one day and in a sequence that cannot be planned in advance.
After one of these days, there are often 1000 or more photos.

  • With the filter functions I can cull e.g. first by filter all pictures taken with the 100-500mm lens with a shutter speed shorter than 1/1000 sec.
  • Then cull the other actions one after the other.


This way I already work in Lightroom with the disadvantage that I first have to import all 1000 photos in a tedious (and unnecessary) way.
On days when I'm only out with the 100-500mm, for example, I do the culling very efficiently in FastRawViewer, of course!

I hope I could explain you my thoughts sufficiently and I am looking forward to the next steps!
Many greetings

I hope that the presentation of my workflow was sufficient to show you why I wrote this feature request. Would be happy if you could implement the requested customizations.
Thanks in advance!
Best regards

Hello Uli,
So far I was under the impression that the search field would do the trick. But I read that it is only for searching text in the file names. Too bad...!

While browsing the forum I found another user who would appreciate searching / filtering with custom EXIF data.

It would also be nice to sort by capture date. When shooting sports with multiple cameras, sorting by file name is a little confusing.
It is the only feature from Photo Mechanic I miss! Maybe you have it and I just can't find it.

FastRawViewer Manual, File Sorting: https://updates.fastrawviewer.com/data/FastRawViewer2-Manual-ENG.pdf#pag...

Manual is also available via Menu - Help - PDF Manual to not re-download it each time.


Alex Tutubalin/FastRawViewer team

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