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|Some additional search help.|
Date Posted: 2010-05-15
Posted By: torralba
Searching by Focal length
On the Gallery home page, type in the focal length you wish to search then click go. When you type in the focal length use a full description format such as 50mm. Remember, the focal length search does an exact match on what you entered.
Note EXIF data only stores the focal length used to take the picture. If you used a zoom lens, it will only store the actual focal length the lens was set at and not the entire zoom range. For those types of search Read below.
Lens Detail Search
How often have you wanted to search based on which actual lens was used instead of just the focal length. Well, now you can. On the home page, there is a quick lens search which list all the lenses you can search by. Just select the model and search. Also, when you are viewing a photo, simply click on the Lens Detail link in the EXIF data window and you will be shown only photos taken with that lens. If I can find space on the gallery home page I will add the quick search option as well. I just don't want to clutter it too much.
Quick Search on Home Page
The Quick Lens Search on the home page lets you search for photos that have detailed lens information. The lenses listed in the drop list are the lenses in use by the members. There are more lenses available but they will only show up as photos get uploaded and associated with another lens type.
Whenever you filter the gallery, meaning search for something specific, you will only see a subset of data. You won't see more pictures until you remove the search filter by clicking on it at the top of the page. Or just clicking on Gallery from the menu.
Clicking on Gallery removes all filters. Clicking on just one filter out of many removes only the filter clicked on.
So if did a search on the category Landscape and then added 50mm to the search, you will have two filters applied which will only show landscape pictures taken with the 50mm. If you click on the Landscape Filter to remove it, your search will now include all pictures taken with 50mm.
For a detailed description on using search filters, read this
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