Media Pocket has a powerful search engine to make sure you don't need to spend time browsing different folders to find a certain asset. You may search with the word search or with filters, or combine these two methods.
Word search is convenient when you are looking for a particular asset or similar assets, and you are not quite sure what metadata asset includes. The Word Search covers words used in the Title or Description, AI tags with over 80% confidence, and EXIF/IPTC metadata fields Creator, Copyright, and Keywords. You may adjust these from the Search Settings.
Results include false positives, as the search engine shows all the results that fit the search string. Make sure the results are sorted as Best Match when using general search strings.
Search operators can be used to extend and define your searches more efficiently. Search operators function in global search and all text-based filters.
- The AND operator (signifed with + ) is working by default, but might come handy when combining with other operators
- The OR operator (signified with | ) is used to get results from one or both of the search terms, for example: elevator | lift
- The * operator is used to define prefix, for example Lah* returns results that start with "Lah" (Lahti, Lahdessa etc.)
- " " is used to search for an exact match. For example: "Dogs running outside", only gives a results that have those words in that exact order
- The - operator excludes a term, for example: Dogs running -outside returns results that have Dogs running but excludes the ones with outside
- ( ) is used to prioritize results, for example: (elevator | lift) returns all elevator results first
When looking for a particular asset or asset group, it might be easier to use filters. Filters are especially useful if the assets include added metadata such as tags, categories, or custom fields. If you need to find the assets that are good to go, you may look for assets that have the status "approved".
Applied filters are listed with purple blots on top of the search results. You may save often needed searches.
The embedded EXIF and IPTC metadata can be searched with Filters. Searchable Custom Field groups, such as Business Function and Digital Rights on the example image below, are automatically added to the Filters section.
Note: Filters work with AND operation. The search returns all results matching the search query parameters. For example, if you filter with the tag "Marketing" the rest of the filters are updated to show only parameters of assets with a marketing tag. That helps you to narrow the search to find the specific asset you had in mind.
You cannot simultaneously search assets that are one OR another, such as "tag: marketing" OR "tag: finance". For that, you need to perform two separate searches.
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