Using Tags to Find Files

You also can search for files by tags. Tags are descriptive keywords you attach to your photos to add additional information for organizing and managing purposes. Check out Chapter 5 to find out about these useful critters.

To find files using tags, choose any of these methods:

^ Choose FindOItems Tagged With, and then select a tag from the submenu. Your tagged images appear in the Photo Well. Click the Clear button in the Find bar to display all the files in your catalog again.

^ Choose ViewOTags to bring up the Tags pane. In the pane, click the square to the left of the tag name(s), so the binoculars icon appears. Your tagged images appear in the Photo Well, as shown in Figure 8-16. Click the icon to cancel the search and display all files or click the Clear button in the Find bar.

^ Drag one or more tags from the Tags pane onto the Find bar. The selected tag(s) appears in the search criteria window in the Find bar. Click the Clear button to cancel the search and display all catalog files.

Selected tag used to search

Figure 8-16:

Using tags makes searching for images quick and easy.

Selected tag used to search

Figure 8-16:

Using tags makes searching for images quick and easy.

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Tagged files gs pane

Tagged files

I Right-click a Tag category in the Tags pane and select New Search using

(Tag name) category.

You can work from the opposite perspective and choose any images that do not have assigned tags. Choose FindOUntagged Items to see all of the files in your catalog that are don't have tags.

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