Searching by Keyword

You can search for and locate images by any of the keywords that you’ve assigned to them. You can select one or more keywords to search for. You can also specify which keywords an image must have to qualify as a match. For example, you can choose to search for images that have both Silhouette and Landscape as keywords, or images that have either Silhouette or Landscape as keywords. In addition, you can search for images that do not have specific keywords applied to them.

To search for images by keyword
  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, select the Keywords checkbox.

    Note: The Keywords checkbox is dimmed if no keywords have been applied to the images in the selected project or album.

    Figure. Browser Filter HUD showing the Keywords search options.
  4. Choose an option from the Keywords pop-up menu:

    • To display images that have the selected keywords: Choose “are applied.”
    • To display images that do not have the selected keywords: Choose “are not applied.”
    • To display images that have any of the selected keywords: Choose “include any of the following.”
    • To display only those images that have all the keywords you selected: Choose “include all of the following.”
    • To display images that have only the selected keywords: Choose “include only the following.”
    • To display images that do not have any of the selected keywords: Choose “do not include any of the following.”
    • To display images that do not have all of the selected keywords: Choose “do not include all of the following.”
  5. Select the checkboxes next to the keywords you want to search for.

  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.

You can also search for IPTC keywords using the IPTC search options. These options allow you to specify searches for specific IPTC fields in a variety of ways. For example, you can search for any images that don’t have keywords assigned. For more information, see Searching by IPTC Information.

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