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Offline Captain_Vegetable

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Searching for Keywords Without Opening Contact Sheet
« on: November 11, 2008, 03:58:55 PM »
Can you search through keywords without opening a contact sheet?  Say I want to search through 5000 pictures looking for a picture of my daughter "Sue" with a "horse."  Opening a contact sheet of 5000 pictures takes a long time.  Is there a way to search 5000 files for certain keywords without having to open all the thumbnails first?

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Re: Searching for Keywords Without Opening Contact Sheet
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2008, 04:18:01 PM »
Can you search through keywords without opening a contact sheet?  Say I want to search through 5000 pictures looking for a picture of my daughter "Sue" with a "horse."  Opening a contact sheet of 5000 pictures takes a long time.  Is there a way to search 5000 files for certain keywords without having to open all the thumbnails first?

What OS are you running?  If you are running Mac OS X 10.4+ then the answer is yes, use the Search panel.  If you're running Windows, then unfortunately the answer is no for the time being.

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Re: Searching for Keywords Without Opening Contact Sheet
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2008, 04:38:25 PM »
Kirk - super-fast with the answer as always!  Thanks!  (I'm running XP Pro SP3, so I'm out of luck for the time being).

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Re: Searching for Keywords Without Opening Contact Sheet
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2008, 12:55:51 AM »
Install Picasa3 (By Google) - it will find it fast. Great FREE program.
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Re: Searching for Keywords Without Opening Contact Sheet
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2008, 04:12:35 AM »
Install Picasa3 (By Google) - it will find it fast. Great FREE program.

So you use both Photo Mechanic and Picasa?  Is Picasa useful for anything other than searching?  Do the programs work well together?

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Re: Searching for Keywords Without Opening Contact Sheet
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2008, 09:31:24 AM »
Picasa is a Photo do everything program - well writen form what I've seen. But I only use it for finding my keyworded images that I caption & keyword 95% in PM. I have 200,000 images with a small percentage keyworded ( I only keywork the selects) images on a network. Picasa finds images instantly. I'm not sure if it searches all IPTC fields but I've tested a few and it indexes the all the ones I've tested.
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Re: Searching for Keywords Without Opening Contact Sheet
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2008, 05:25:37 PM »
Cool, thanks!  I'll give it a try.

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Re: Searching for Keywords Without Opening Contact Sheet
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2009, 02:05:48 AM »
Thanks Jas Photo !
Since yesterday, I work with Picasa3 on mac. It is exactly what I need since IviewMediaPro is lost for Mac ( I not enjoy Expression Media !).
No problem for me with category and keyword.

I think there is a lot of treasures in this forum, I just have to make my english better !
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