The Filters tool is simple yet very powerful and although it is not quite as flexible as the Advanced Search tool with which it integrates, it can still be used to search for the images using a wide range of criteria. You can search by color tag and rating, date, keyword, file format, and both IPTC and EXIF information or any other combination, including multiple entries.
When combining search criteria from different filter groups to locate an image, selecting the Results Match All Criteria will filter those images that satisfy all of the criteria. For example, when searching by date and single keyword, only those images that correspond to both of the chosen criteria will be displayed. Disabling that option will result in images that include either the date or the keyword. In such a case, more images are supposed to be displayed.
When using two or more filters from the same group, the images found will always include either one or the other criterion but not the combination of all.
The option is enabled by default, however, to verify or change the behavior of the Filters tool, adopt the following procedure:
- In the Library inspector, go to the Filters tool and click on the action menu (…) icon in the tool’s title bar. A menu will be displayed.
- Click on the Results Match All Criteria to enable or disable the option. A check-mark in front of the option shows that it is currently enabled.
- Continue with the search using the Filters tool.