Mylio Photos’ search modifiers can help you locate specific photos by narrowing down the search results.

When a single word, such as sunset, is entered into the search field, the results will display any media that contains precisely that word in the filename, description, title, or keywords. It also searches named people and words found by optical character recognition (OCR).

Using Search Modifiers

You can make your search more specific by using search modifiers. The most commonly used are AND, OR, IN, NOT, “ ” and ( ). They can be used in several ways and combinations to indicate what you want to be included or excluded in your search.

AND – Finds results that have both words. For example, sunset and beach will find photos with the words sunset and beach in the filename, description, title, keywords, people, or using OCR text recognition.

OR – Finds results that have either word. For example, sunset or beach will find photos with the words sunset or beach in the filename, description, title, keywords, people, or using OCR text recognition.

IN – Specifies searching within places, folders, or albums. For example, sunset in California will find photos containing the word “sunset” where the image is geotagged in California (place) or is part of a folder or album named California.

NOT – Excludes words from search results. For example, sunset not beach, will find photos with the word sunset that DO NOT have the word beach.

“ “ – Quotation marks can be used to search for an exact phrase. For example, a search for sunset beach will look for the individual words sunset and beach. A search for “sunset beach” will search for the phrase as entered between the quotation marks.

Combining modifiers can make for powerful searches and help you find the photo you want. For example, entering Sarah and Madelaine in Alaska will return images where both Sarah and Madeline are in the photo, and the picture is geotagged with a location in Alaska. You can try this specific search if you have installed the Sample Library.

These modifiers are the most common search expressions in Mylio Photos. Click here to learn about advanced search expressions.

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