Searching by a Combination of Criteria

You can specify complex combinations of search criteria in the Filter HUD. For example, you can search for images that have certain keywords and that were taken on a specific date. To create complex searches, you add multiple search options using the Add Rule pop-up menu.

To search for images by a combination of search criteria
  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 the search options you want to add from the Add Rule pop-up menu.

  4. Select the checkboxes beside the criteria you want to use, and specify the search criteria.

    Figure. Browser Filter HUD configured for a search using a combination of search criteria.
  5. Do one of the following:

    • To specify that an image must match at least one of the criteria or keywords: Choose Any from the Any/All pop-up menu and “match” from the Match pop-up menu.
    • To specify that an image must match all the criteria and keywords: Choose All from the Any/All pop-up menu and “match” from the Match pop-up menu.
    • To specify that an image must not match any of the criteria and keywords: Choose Any from the Any/All pop-up menu and “do not match” from the Match pop-up menu.
    • To specify that an image must not match all of the criteria and keywords: Choose All from the Any/All pop-up menu and “do not match” from the Match pop-up menu.

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