For carrying out more extensive search operations use the Advanced Search dialog of Daminion. This allows you to create complex queries and can save them for reuse in the future.
You can, for example, work specifically with AND / OR operands, explicitly exclude certain values and filter the desired selection immediately by every possible parameter, such as Date, rating stars, highlights, text descriptions etc.
Launching the Advanced Search dialog
Click on the “Advanced” button as shown in the figure below.
It opens directly to the search dialog.
We need for our website some of the best photos of red flowers from our catalog. These images should be already optimized for output to the web and present as Jpeg or PNG format. In addition, there must be only images which publication will not violate copyrights.
So a query looks like this:
Here we are searching in the keywords for the keywords “flower” and “Red“. With the “AND” condition, we determine that both terms must necessarily be assigned to the image.
We firmly commit to only images with 5 stars. In “Copyright” it may be only images that are tagged with “Daminion” and as a media format we only allow images in Jpeg or PNG format. Since the images should be placed on the web, their file size should be correspondingly small, so only images with the max. 500 KB or smaller are allowed.
If we start searching now, all images meeting these criteria will be displayed in the browser. In addition, a summary of the used parameters is given above the browser.
After being saved, a created query appears as a new entry under “Saved Searches” in the Catalog Tags Panel.
The advantage of such a query is that it is not static. This means as soon as you add in the catalog new images that meet thess criteria, they will be automatically added to this query.