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. Search for phrases by enclosing them in quotes, e.g., "New York City". Search for exact words by enclosing them in { }, e.g., {New York}.
o Check folders you wish to search. Uncheck folders you do not wish to search.
o Click the search button.

Also, you may
o Long press in a metadata field then select "Edit" to edit in a larger space or "Keywords" to use your keyword files.


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.)


More search examples

Search for
Finds
Comment
dog
dog, dogs, hotdog
Find dog as substring of any words
dog and cat
doge, candy, catalog
Find dog or and or cat as substring of any words
"dog and cat"
dog and cat, dog and catalog
Find dog and cat as substring in any sequence of words
{dog and cat}
dog and cat
Find dog and cat as whole words in any sequence of words


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 Use " " to search for multi-word substrings. (Searching for "New Boston" will find "New Boston" and "New Bostonville" but not "Boston".
o Use { } to search for exact words or exact keywords. (Searching for {Boston} will find "Boston" but not "Bostonville".
o Words within one metadata field are connected by LOGICAL INCLUSIVE OR.
o Metadata fields are connected by LOGICAL AND.