Searching by Place

If you have images that were shot with a GPS-enabled digital camera or if you’ve identified where images were shot using Places, you can search for images by location using the Place search options in the Filter HUD.

To search for images by location
  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 Place from the Add Rule pop-up menu, then select the Place checkbox.

    Figure. Browser Filter HUD showing the Place search options.
  4. Choose an option from the middle pop-up menu to qualify your search.

    • To specify characters that the place name should contain somewhere within the field: Choose “includes.”
    • To specify characters that the place name should not contain: Choose “does not include.”
    • To specify the exact characters that the place name should contain: Choose “is.”
    • To specify the exact characters that the place name should not contain: Choose “is not.”
    • To specify the characters that the place name should begin with: Choose “starts with.”
    • To specify the characters that the place name should end with: Choose “ends with.”
    • To specify that the place name should hold no entry: Choose “is empty.”
    • To specify that the place name can be any entry as long as the field is not empty: Choose “is not empty.”
  5. Enter the value you want to search by in the Place 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 displayed in the Browser. To save your search results, see Saving Your Search Results.