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gcharles
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Global All fields preferred

Post by gcharles » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:44 pm

Through experimentation I believe the following to be true through experimentation with XnView MP MacOSX Version 0.94.2:

1) When searching selecting the "Add >>" button brings up a list that includes Categories, Ratings, ... and "All fields".
2) When searching with this top level "All fields" this includes IPTC fields in the sub selections on the drop down list, specifically in my test cases in IPTC-IIM->Keywords.
3) When searching with this top level "All fields" this does not include XMP fields in the sub selections on the drop down list, specifically in my test cases in XMP->Description.

Given I have a set of images that include .jpg with IPTC data and HEIC files which require (or at least this is all I can find support for) .xmp sidecar files, the lack of having a single search which could be formed such as:

Match all of the following

Any field = "Name"
Any field = "Description"
Created file date is before X
Created file date is after Y

As I would need to have either the ability to truly search on Any field including XMP fields, or the ability to search for:

((Any field = "Name") OR (XMP->Any field = "Name")) AND (Any field = "Description") AND (Created file date is before X) AND (Created file date is after Y
)

Is the exclusion of XMP fields from the top level "Any field" intentional, and if so, why and what alternate approach would you suggest for supporting the desired search?

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Re: Global All fields preferred

Post by xnview » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:23 am

currently you can't make a search with OR
Pierre.

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