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Old 08-17-2011, 10:26 AM   #1
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Shotwell: Searching for an image with multiple tags


Is there a way to search for images that have two or more specific tags? If I tag my images with who is in them and I then want to find all images with both Tom and Jane, is there a way of doing this? Or all images tags both 'winter' and 'evening'.

Digikam makes this easy and I use that functionality quite often and would like to also be able to do the same in Shotwell.
 
Old 08-17-2011, 03:25 PM   #2
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Yes there is! If you have Shotwell 0.10 or later, you can create a Saved Search (Ctrl+S, or find it in the Edit menu.)

Here's how to do it:
1. Set "Match any" to "Match all"
2. Hit the "+" button to add a new criteria list
3. For each criteria, set the first drop down to "Tag" and the second to "is exactly"
4. For each criteria, enter the tag name to search for

Does that make sense? You'll get a new saved search on the sidebar that contains all photos which have both tags.
 
Old 08-17-2011, 04:23 PM   #3
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I seem to be missing something. I have Shotwell 0.9.3 and the only thing under 'Edit' is 'Find' (Ctrl+F) and all that does is put a text entry search box in the upper right hand corner. Using Ctrl+S does nothing. I never see any option for Match Any or Match All.
 
Old 08-17-2011, 05:13 PM   #4
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OK, I got a bit further, I assumed that my version, 0.9.3 was newer that .10. Wasn't looking at the numbering correctly. It all seems to work now. I really wish that you could just Ctrl click on the desired tag as you can with Digikam though.

Thanks for the response.

If you could only have more than one album...
 
Old 08-17-2011, 07:43 PM   #5
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There is a ticket for selecting multiple tags on the sidebar. At some point we'll probably add this.
http://redmine.yorba.org/issues/2275

Not sure what you mean by "multiple albums" exactly...
 
Old 08-17-2011, 08:13 PM   #6
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Perhaps saying multiple libraries would be more appropriate. It would be nice to have a library called 'Vacations', one called 'Work', etc. Just some way of separating images. Perhaps I am too DigiKam oriented as that is what I am used to and they have that functionality.
 
  


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