About the Search Field Pop-Up Menu

The search field pop-up menu in the Browser provides a set of options that lets you quickly remove images from view in the Browser so that you can focus on the images you want to work with. You can either enter the name of an image in the search field, or choose a rating, image flag status, or color label from the search field pop-up menu to filter images in the Browser. Although images that don’t match your search string or search field pop-up menu choice are removed from view, they are not deleted. To view all images in the Browser again, you simply click the Reset button in the search field.

Figure. Search field pop-up menu in the Browser.
To show images based on a text string or numerical value, such as a keyword or pixel size
  • In the Browser, enter the search string in the search field, then press Return.

You can set the Browser to show images based on a specific rating or better.

To show only images that have been assigned a specific rating or better
Do one of the following:
  • In the Browser, choose Unrated or Better from the search field pop-up menu to show images that are unrated or better, or press Control-Grave Accent (`).

    Note: This is the default view.

  • In the Browser, choose One Star or Better from the search field pop-up menu to show images that are rated one star or better (or press Control-1).

  • In the Browser, choose Two Stars or Better from the search field pop-up menu to show images that are rated two stars or better (or press Control-2).

  • In the Browser, choose Three Stars or Better from the search field pop-up menu to show images that are rated three stars or better (or press Control-3).

  • In the Browser, choose Four Stars or Better from the search field pop-up menu to show images that are rated four stars or better (or press Control-4).

  • In the Browser, choose Five Stars from the search field pop-up menu to show images that are rated five stars, also known as Selects (or press Control-5).

You can set the Browser to show all images regardless of rating, including images that have been assigned a Reject rating.

To show all images regardless of rating, including rejects
  • In the Browser, choose Show All from the search field pop-up menu (or press Control-6).

You can set the Browser to show only images that have not been rated.

To show unrated images only
  • In the Browser, choose Unrated from the search field pop-up menu (or press Control-7).

You can set the Browser to show only images that have been assigned a Reject rating. It’s a good idea to review rejected images to ensure you haven’t rejected an image by mistake.

To show rejected images only
  • In the Browser, choose Rejected from the search field pop-up menu (or press Control-8).

You can set the Browser to show only images that have been flagged.

To show flagged images only
  • In the Browser, choose Flagged from the search field pop-up menu, or press Control-Slash (\).

You can set the Browser to show images that have been assigned a specific color label, as well as images that have no color label assigned to them.

To show images based on the color labels assigned to them
Do one of the following:
  • In the Browser, choose No Label from the search field pop-up menu to show only images that have no color label assigned to them (or press Command-Control-0).

  • In the Browser, choose Red from the search field pop-up menu to show only images that have the red color label assigned to them (or press Command-Control-1).

  • In the Browser, choose Orange from the search field pop-up menu to show only images that have the orange color label assigned to them (or press Command-Control-2).

  • In the Browser, choose Yellow from the search field pop-up menu to show only images that have the yellow color label assigned to them (or press Command-Control-3).

  • In the Browser, choose Green from the search field pop-up menu to show only images that have the green color label assigned to them (or press Command-Control-4).

  • In the Browser, choose Blue from the search field pop-up menu to show only images that have the blue color label assigned to them (or press Command-Control-5).

  • In the Browser, choose Purple from the search field pop-up menu to show only images that have the purple color label assigned to them (or press Command-Control-6).

  • In the Browser, choose Gray from the search field pop-up menu to show only images that have the gray color label assigned to them (or press Command-Control-7).

When you choose an option from the search field pop-up menu in the Browser, the images that don’t match the option you selected are removed from view but not deleted.

To reset the search field pop-up menu back to the default setting of Unrated or Better
  • Click the Reset button on the right side of the search field.

    Figure. Reset button to the right of the search field pop-up menu.

To view specific images in the library or a selected project, you can also use the Filter HUD.

Figure. Filter HUD button in the Browser.

For more information about the Filter HUD, see About the Filter HUD and About the Search Field Pop-Up Menu.