[Solved] Spotlight search for keywords

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Edwards
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[Solved] Spotlight search for keywords

Post by Edwards » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:56 pm

I am using a library of family photos where I have typed in the IPTC KEYWORD field initials for individuals.
Spotlight searches work for many relatives, but for my son JPE it returns all of the "JPEG" images. I tried all of the advanced techniques suggested in Apple's Help site, but nothing works. How do I limit the search to just IPTC Keywords?

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Re: Spotlight search for keywords

Post by forum_adm » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:37 am

Please use the following approach for a more complex search:

1) Enter something into the Search field
2) Click onto + to show more options
3) Clear the Search field
4) Select the search area i.e. Keywords
5) Select the compare option i.e. contains
6) Enter the text which should be searched
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Re: [Solved] Spotlight search for keywords

Post by Edwards » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:38 pm

Thanks. Best help ever since I started using Macs in 1984.

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