Any image collection soon becomes unmanageable if you do not find a means to search for the images you need and find them without much of a hassle. To help you organize your collection, digiKam offers you two search options:
A basic search. Just enter a text string that might be associated with your image (image or tag name or comment) and hit. You can save this search for future use and edit other existing searches listed under .
Complex search filter. Set up complex rules using any image property (album, tag, rating, date, etc.) and combine these options as needed. You can save your search filter for future use and edit other existing searches listed under.
The following example illustrates how to create anusing rating or tag information to search for images:
Select thetab to the left of the main window.
Right-click thearea and select .
Select the first search criterion. In this case, select
Rating+Equals+5 Stars to search for all images that
have been rated with five stars.
In thesection, select and click . A new search rule is added below the existing one.
Select the second search criterion. In this case, select
Tag+Equals+Filters to search for all images that have
been tagged with a tag named .
Add other search criteria if needed, group criteria, or delete them. The results of your search are displayed in the search window.
To save the search for future use, specify a name for this search and leave thedialog with .