Searching by Face

You can search for and locate images based on the faces that have been assigned names. You can search for images that only contain a single named face, as well as images that have multiple people in them, including the face you’re looking for.

For more information about working with Faces, see Organizing Images with Faces.

To search for images by Face information
  1. In the Projects & Albums section of the Library inspector, select the item you want to search.

  2. Click the Filter HUD button (with a magnifying glass icon) beside the search field in the Browser (or press Command-F).

  3. In the Filter HUD, choose Face from the Add Rule pop-up menu.

  4. Select the Face checkbox, then choose an option from the Face pop-up menu:

    Figure. Browser Filter HUD showing the Face search options.
    • To display images that include a face: Choose “includes.”
    • To only display images that contain the face: Choose “is.”
    • To only display images that do not contain the face: Choose “is not.”
    • To display images with faces that have not been named: Choose “has unnamed.”
    • To display any image with a face whose name has the following letters: Choose “has any.”
    • To display any image with a face whose name has none of the following letters: Choose “has none.”
    • To display any image with a face whose name begins with the following letters: Choose “starts with.”
    • To display any image with a face whose name ends with the following letters: Choose “ends with.”
  5. Enter the Face name you want to search by in the Face text field.

  6. Choose Any from the Any/All pop-up menu in the top-left corner of the Filter HUD, if it’s not already chosen.

The images that match the search criteria are immediately displayed in the Browser. To save your search results, see Saving Your Search Results.