Mylio Photos’ QuickFilters tool helps you easily find specific photos, videos, and documents by narrowing your browsing results based on specific criteria. QuickFilters can be used in any view with options to filter by folder, date, event, file type, album, person, category, ratings, flags, labels, cameras, lenses, and more. QuickFilters work with metadata that is embedded in your photos as well as with info you’ve added such as people and location tags.
The QuickFilters tool also lets you stack filters for precise results. You can even save a group of filters for future use as a custom QuickCollection. Even if you have hundreds of thousands of pictures, Mylio Photos helps you get to the perfect image quickly. Most results can be found with just 2-3 QuickFilters.
- Start by clicking or tapping the funnel icon in the left sidebar to open the QuickFilters tool. Mylio Photos has several QuickFilters to choose from. Each view (like Folders and People) has default options enabled, but you can customize your results by clicking the gear icon on the QuickFilters title bar. You can choose from:
- By SmartTags – Filter your results by recognizable objects and other visual traits using AI SmartTags.
- By Folder – Filter your results to one or more specific folders.
- By Date – Filter your results by date or date range.
- By Event – Filter your results by Event.
- By File – Filter your results by file type (photos, videos, documents, screenshots, and more) or specific file extensions.
- By Album – Filter your results to one or more specific Albums.
- By Category – Filter your results to one or more specific categories.
- By Person – Filter your results to one or more named and tagged people.
- By Ratings, Labels, & Flags – Filter your results by star rating, color label, or flag status.
- By Camera & Lenses – Filter your results by camera(s) (make, model, serial number) and lens(es) (make, focal length)
- By Custom – Filter your results by entering a custom keyword or phrase using advanced search expressions.
- Click or tap the disclosure arrow next to any filter type to see additional categories and available filters. You can also click and type into the QuickFilter search box to narrow the results.
- When you locate a QuickFilter you wish to use, click or tap on the filter name to preview the results. Let’s filter By Folder and choose the Sample Library. You’ll notice that a pill with the filter name is placed in the filters bar above the left panel. If you click on another folder in the list, it will discard the first filter and swap it for the new one. QuickFilters make it easy to experiment with different filters.
- Click or tap the pin icon next to the filter name to make the filter persistent. Persistent filters remain active and allow you to add additional filters from the same category for more precise results. Notice that the pill in the filters bar is filled with blue when a filter is pinned.
- Filters can be stacked to help you find specific media. In this example, we’ll look for bird photos in the Sample Library that are not hummingbirds. Select the By SmartTags filter, then under Animal, scroll down, and click or tap the pin next to Bird.
- Click or tap the disclosure arrow next to Birds, scroll down, and select Hummingbird.
- In the filters bar, right-click or long tap on the Hummingbird pill, then choose Exclude Filter. This will show all bird photos in the Sample Library that are not Hummingbirds.
- You also have the option to invert the results of your filters. Click the Invert Results button on the right end of the filters bar to show any media that were not in your original results. In the example above, the inverted results exclude all birds that are not hummingbirds in the Sample Library.
- To remove an individual filter, click the X on the pill next to the filter name.
- To clear all filters, click the X on the left side of the filters bar.
Adjusting AI Sensitivity for SmartTags in QuickFilters
SmartTags use a process called computer vision, which attempts to recognize the subject and properties of a photo. When an object or trait is detected, the AI internally assigns a confidence score. These scores determine which results are shown when using SmartTags in QuickFilters.
- A higher score means that the AI is very confident that the identification is correct. This typically produces fewer results with the highest accuracy.
- A lower score means that the AI is less confident that the identification is correct. This typically produces more results with lower accuracy.
When you select a SmartTag in QuickFilters, you have the option to adjust the AI Sensitivity, increasing or decreasing the number of results returned from a given query.
- Start by clicking or tapping the funnel icon in the left sidebar to open the QuickFilters tool.
- Click or tap the disclosure arrow next to By SmartTags.
- Click or tap on the SmartTag you wish to use to preview the results.
- Click or tap on the gear icon to adjust the AI Sensitivity, then click Apply when done.
- Move the slider to the right to get more results with lower accuracy.
- Move the slider to the left to get fewer results with higher accuracy.
- Click or tap Default to reset the AI Sensitivity for a specific SmartTag.
- Click or tap on the gear icon next to By SmartTags to reset the AI Sensitivity for all SmartTags to their default settings.
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