Finding Photos by searching

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  1. Crotonmark macrumors regular

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    Hi All

    I am using Photos for Mac running MacOS X 10.12 Sierra (latest version).

    I am trying to using the search feature to find photos

    I understand that Apple created a list of search terms to bring this product more in line with Google Photos

    However, I only can find photos by searching photos that are geo-tagged

    For example, I can find photos of the Pantheon in Rome ONLY if they were geo-tagged that way

    I have one photo of the building that imported from a DSLR and photos doesn't recognize it - it is clearly the Pantheon full frame



    Is there a way to re-index the photos library to solve this?



    thank you



    Mark
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Have you Titled that photo "Pantheon", or given it the Keyword "Pantheon"?
     
  3. Crotonmark thread starter macrumors regular

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    no - it was my understanding it was using AI to recognize what the image is
     
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Well, you've got to give it some clues first. Or would you expect Photos to have a database of all major landmarks worldwide?
     
  5. Crotonmark thread starter macrumors regular

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    Dave
    yes I thought it would be able to recognize a landmark.
    Is it possible to add keyworks in iOS or just in the Mac?
     
  6. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Sorry, can't help you there, I'm still on iOS6. :D:D
     
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  8. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    In my library, Apple labels the Alamo as "Bastion" and the Texas State Capital as "Dome", so who knows what they're calling the Pantheon. o_O The AI is categorizing photos, but not identifying them as a certain place or proper noun.

    Keywords are only used in the Mac app, they don't sync to iOS.
     
  9. Crotonmark thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks
     
  10. Crotonmark thread starter macrumors regular

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    they do sync over to iOS
    I added Pantheon to the photo - now when I search I get Pantheon - keyword as an option
     
  11. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Good to know. Going to have to figure out why it's not working on my library then.
     
  12. Crotonmark thread starter macrumors regular

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    I didn't have to do anything
    All I did was add it on the Mac
    I do use iCloud Photo Library
    works on iPad and iPhone
     

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