+1 For boolean search capability. I’m often putting together a calendar or photo book of people and it would be fantastic to be able to get all images in which two or more people are in the same image.
One way that you can find photos that contain 2 people (equivalent to an “AND”) is by using the Filter function. In Mylio, Filtering allows you to only show photos that meet the criteria within the “view” that you are looking at. A search will look across the entire Library.
Haha yeah, I second Michael there. This was the first request I saw on the forum, and it’s so inline with what we’re planning, I went back to Michael and asked him if this was posted by somebody internal to the company that had access to our plans and specifications…
I can’t give a timeline estimate for this, but I already added the Lucene search parser up and just need to do a few hookups for it to work.
In the mean if you like, you can Google for “lucene query syntax” and see if this gives you the boolean functionality you like, and if not, please leave some feedback before we go too far down that road!
I could not agree more! I have been a Mylio “poweruser” for several years now, and I can’t count how many times I have provided this feedback. Robust search supporting Boolean and an easier interface to assign and select keyword (like an easy-to-access check list) should be built in the program by now, pure and simple.
The search “people:byron make:fuji” appears to be an AND query – it only shows photos where I’m tagged as one of the people AND it was taken with a Fuji camera.
However, the search “people:byron people:andy” appears to be an OR query. Some of the pictures are only of me, some only of Andy, and some have both. This seems inconsistent with the observations for “people: byron make: fuji”.
The support page for the search-bar suggests that “rating: 1,2,3” will show all photos with ratings of 1, 2, OR 3 stars. So the following three queries should be equivalent and return the same number of photos. They don’t:
“people: byron people: andy” 1,997 photos
“people:byron, andy” 2,061 photos
“people:andy, byron” 1,053 photos
Finding photos is one of the main reasons I use a DAM tool and the only reason to invest time in tagging photos with keywords or labelling the people. If search isn’t correct and flexible (ie: supporting AND, OR, NOT and grouping via parentheses), much of the reason for Mylio is undermined.
Please, please, please boost this to the top of your priority list.
Thanks for the pointer, @jimre. Looks like parsing the query string could use some tweaking. In other places space is treated as OR. Following a comma, I would have expected it to be just swallowed as filler space.
These problems would go away if queries could just be expressed using standard boolean operators. I say “OR” when I mean “OR” and I say “AND” when I mean “AND”.
Just an update. We are getting ready to launch the new Search Engine soon, and I’m trying to find as many queries on the forum to validate the new engine. AND, OR and NOT works and allow for grouping.
We also have a context-sensitive search to automatically allow you to do queries like this:
Alec AND Hilaria IN Spain
Which if you have both the people and the location tag will under the covers turn into:
person:Alec AND person:Hilaria AND place:Spain
(IN is an AND but makes the right-hand-side context sensitive to map, folder & album).
It there are specific scenarios or queries anybody has in mind that you would like me to test to make sure works out of the gate in the upcoming release, please let me know on this thread or PM. Thanks!