Search Metadata
(Android)



If you have a large photo collection, you may struggle to find a particular image when you need it. If you have taken the time to tag your photos with FastPhotoTagger or some other tool, or if camera-created metadata is the key to finding the image then you will benefit from FastPhotoTagger's search facility.

These are the steps for searching metadata
o Choose metadata using Program Settings.
o Navigate to each folder you may want to search.
o Press the "Search Metadata" button.





On the "Search Metadata" dialog box:
o Enter words into each metadata field you wish to search.
o Check folders you wish to search. Uncheck folders you do not wish to search.
o Click the search button.


Examples:




Search for all photos taken in Boston. (The City metadata field contains the word Boston.)






Search for all photos taken in Boston in 2014. (The City metadata field contains the word Boston AND the DateTimeOriginal field contains the number 2014.)






Search for all photos taken in Boston or Seattle in 2014 or 2015. (The City metadata field contains the word Boston OR the word Seattle AND the DateTimeOriginal field contains the number 2014 OR the number 2015.)


Please note:
o All searches are case-insensitive. (Searching for "Boston" will find "BOSTON".)
o Substrings also match. (Searching for "Boston" will find "Bostonville".)
o Words within one metadata field are connected by LOGICAL INCLUSIVE OR.
o Metadata fields are connected by LOGICAL AND.