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Post by YannG »


I have one question on the search fucntionality.

If i have 3 jpeg file such as :

- holiday_venice_yann.jpg
- holiday_spain_yann.jpg
- WE_US_yann.jpg
- holiday_venice.jpg

Is it possible with the search menu to do a search in order to find directly all photo of yann in venice, so the photo : - holiday_venice_yann.jpg

Thanks for your response.

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Post by helmut »

You could use wildcards (*, ?) for your search. '*' means no, one, or multiple characters. '?' means exactly one character.

With the search pattern *holiday*yann*.jpg you will find all JPG files which contain "holday" and "yann" in the filename. Please note that the order is relevant, that is a file named "yann_holidays.jpg" will not be found with this pattern.

If you want to categorize your images, the IPTC keywords might be useful (Edit > Metadata > Edit IPTC or Ctrl+I). Or you could use the categories which are available since XnView 1.90.

IPTC keywords

Post by YannG »

Thanks for your response.

And, what is exactly the IPTC keywords concept. How does it works?


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Re: IPTC keywords

Post by Olivier_G »

YannG wrote:And, what is exactly the IPTC keywords concept. How does it works?
IPTC is a standard Metadata that allow you to describe (keywords, categories, comments...) an image. It is directly embedded in the file for JPEG and TIFF (without modifying the image itself). Used a lot by expert photographers. Try 'Edit IPTC' on some test images to get a better idea (you can add/remove/search).
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