Photos and finding original photo file?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Tumbleweed666, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    #1
    i can't find out how to determine if a particular photo is in my Photos app.

    Reason I'd like this is that if I come across a bunch of photos, say on an old SD card, or a forgotten folder, and I'm unsure if I ever imported them into Photos, there appears to be no way to search inside Photos using the file name. A Spotlight search won't show files that are within the structure of the Photos app, unlike iPhoto.

    Is this just something that cannot be done, or is there a setting I've missed to enable searches inside Photos? A Google seems to indicate people can find it this way, but it's not working for me.

    I'm on latest El Capitan.

    TIA
     
  2. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68020

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    I just tried searching on a filename using the Search box in the upper right corner of the Photos window. It worked beautifully.

    I suggest you confirm that Search works by doing a Get Info (within Photos) of an image that is displayed in Photos, and Search on that filename.
     
  3. Tumbleweed666 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    #3
    Doh ! That's the one place i didn't do a search !

    Big egg on face time. :oops:

    Thanks
     

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