Finding the right photo in a large library can be time-consuming. Mylio can help you locate the photo you’re looking for by narrowing down the results shown when searching for a photo!
This can be easily accomplished by adding information that you know about the photo into the search bar in Mylio. When making your search type in a search term, colon, and then your keyword. They can even be combined to really narrow down your search.
This will show all photos shot with a Nikon camera with the ISO of 200.
Search terms include:
- Author – References the author field, which is a standard IPTC field.
- caption – References the caption field, which is editable in the info panel.
- copyright – References the copyright field, which is editable in the info panel.
- date – Can be searched for without the ‘date’ prefix with month/day/year format. Example: 01/18/2016 or 1/18/16
- description – References the description field, which is editable in the info panel.
- event – Limits searches to a particular event. Example: event:Graduation
- file – References the file name, which is editable in the info panel.
- flag – Use “on/off” to show photos that have been flagged in the rating bar.
- flash – Use “yes/no” or “true/false” to show photos that did or did not set off flash when taken.
- folder – Limits searches to a particular folder. Example: folder:Best Friend’s Wedding, folder:Fourth of July
- importdate – The date in which the file was imported into Mylio.
- iso – Find photos taken with a specific ISO. Example: iso:100
- keyword – Searches for specific keywords that have been added to your photos.
- label – References the label of the picture, which is editable in the rating bar. Example: label:red, label:yellow, label:green, label:blue, label:purple
- lens – Example: 80.0-200.0
- places– Searches Mylio’s places data to search for photos taken at a specific place, which is editable in the Places Panel.
- make – Find photos taken with a specific camera make. Example: make:canon, make:Nikon, make:Apple
- model – Find photos taken with a specific camera model. Example: model:6D, model:D5300, model:iPhone 5S
- people – Searches Mylio’s people data to search for photos taken of a specific person, which is editable in the people panel.
- rating – References the rating of the picture, which is editable in the rating bar. Example: rating:3
- source – Finds photos that were imported from a specific source. Example: source:iPhoto, source:Folder, source:Facebook
- title – References the title field, which is editable in the info panel.
- video – Use “yes/no” or “true/false” to show videos that are in your Mylio library.
Using Multiple Search Terms
In some scenarios, you may want to combine search terms to better find a specific photo or set of photos. This can be done by either combining elements of a single search modifier, or combining two search modifiers with a single space between them. Additionally, you can use quotes to tell Mylio that your search term is a phrase, meaning it has multiple words or punctuation.
Example of Single Modifier with Multiple Variables:
This search will show all photos with the rating of 1, 2, or 3 stars.
Example of Multiple Modifiers:
This search will return all photos shot with a Nikon camera found in the folder called Whales.
Example of Multiple Modifiers with a Phrase:
make:Nikon folder:”Best Photos” keyword:”stars at night”
This search will return photos taken with a Nikon camera, found in the “Best Photos” folder, with the keywords “stars at night”.