Photo Manager 2013 Help

Search Database view

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The Search Database view allows you to search images by keywords, categories, or ratings. The results of a search are displayed in the main view.

Assign keywords, ratings, and categories to images in the Tags view.

NOTE

The Search Database view searches only images that are in the database. Photo Manager adds information to the database automatically when it displays images in the main view.

To search for images by a keyword:

1. Select a keyword in the "Keywords:" list.

If this list is empty, it means that no keywords were assigned to images. You can assign new keywords to selected images in the Tags view.

To search for images by a category:

1. Select a category in the "Categories:" list.

Notice that clicking a category or keyword name clears the previously selected keywords and categories. To select several categories and/or keywords without clearing previous selections, click the check boxes near the category and keyword names. Your selection is indicated by the green dot in the check box.

To search for images by a keyword and category:

1. Select a keyword in the "Keywords:" list.

2. Select a category in the "Categories:" list.

3. Select a condition "and" or "or" in the drop-down list between the keyword and categories lists.

For example, suppose you have assigned the keyword "Mountains" and the catagory "Landscapes" to some images in the Tags view.
To find mountain landscapes, select "Mountains" -"and" -"Landscapes" in the Search Database view.

To search for images by rating:

1. Select a rating in the "Ratings:" list. To select several ratings, click the check boxes near the rating names.

NOTE
There is a special item in the ratings list called "Not rated". If you select this item, Photo Manager will return all images having no rating. If you try to select this option before you assign any ratings to your images, the search may take some time, because almost all images from the database will be included in the results.

 
 

See also:
Tags view, Main view.