General text search in all the picture descriptions.
The date photo was taken. You can match just a year if you
If the picture was taken in the USA then the state
should be noted
The country where the picture was taken, if noted. Choose from the list. Note spelling variations.
Use a keyword to search album titles
Older photos are organised by decade from 1950s onwards so just use
the decade start year e.g. 1970 - before that use PRE1950
If you happen to know the exact picture
reference number this is where to enter it. Usually leave blank.
If you have entered more than one search
term and you have zero, or too few, results then check this box, then
redo the search. This will make the search an OR search instead of an
AND search, and you should get more hits. Try it and see!
Each picture is indexed - tagged - with the names of
who is in the picture. If you only enter one word it assumes it`s a first name
but if no matches are found it then tries searching last name too.
Once you get a people search back it will tell
you who is in the database and how many pictures of them I have.
Click a name for a thumbnail set of all tagged pictures.
Each thing you can search on has
its own little bit of help, so try that over on the left. Use the
linked keywords like Text for example.
SEARCH TIP: Go for
few things to search on, or use partial words.
If you get too many
hits go for more or complete words.
Start simple and make more
complex as you need.