Not only can the StudioLine search engine be used to find a specific image, but it can also be used to collect images from various folders which match a certain theme. The Image Archive “Search” function collects all matching images in a temporary “Search Results” folder. Searches are based on the content of image tags (“Descriptors”). By making extensive use of descriptors and entering detailed descriptions, you will be rewarded with much more relevant search results.
You can quickly search for images just by entering words into the “Quick Search” edit field of the Menu bar. After pressing the “Return” key, StudioLine starts to search for the requested image in the currently opened Image Archive folder and all subfolders.
To start the advanced search, click the “Search” button in the album view of the Image Archive Pane.
In the “Search Image Archive“ panel (see below), you can enter search criteria and also limit the search to certain descriptors and folders.
By default, the entire Image Archive will be searched. Use the folder list on the right to restrict the search to any folder. The “Search in” field will show which folder is currently selected, or “\” for the entire Image Archive.
The drop-down list “Include Descriptors” allows you to specify which image tags are used to find the search argument. From the drop-down list, select “Choose…” to open the “Choose Descriptors” panel. For an even more targeted search, check the “Advanced Search” button in the “Search Image Archive panel.
Here you can define complex search criteria, for example, locate all pictures that mention “Portugal,” except those that mention “Lisbon”.
You can use the advanced search options “Date between” or “Time between” by clicking on their respective boxes, and using the drop down menus to define the time span. You can then chose if your images are to be found based on their File-, Exif-, or Modification date. Choose one of the three from the dropdown menu “use descriptor”:
The panel “Search Image Archive” is also used to perform a global change against the descriptors of several images. This feature could be used to standardize spellings or abbreviations for certain terminology, for instance.
The replace is “case sensitive” – the search argument you typed must use the same combination of upper and lowercase letters as the text you are trying to replace.
Matching images are arranged in a temporary Image Archive folder called “Search Results”. This special purpose folder will be discarded as soon as a different folder is opened via the album view of the Image Archive Pane. The found images can be viewed as a slide show, printed, emailed, exported, or used in a web gallery. You can permanently save any such search collection of theme-related images.
For the next step you have several choices: