Ever since I bought Lightroom I’ve been trying to figure out how to ‘and’ two keywords together. My collection has over 5000 images of my daughter. To find an image of her reading I need to be able say "name and reading". In Elements this was easy – I just clicked on both tags and I got the and’d list. ‘Or’ wasn’t an explicit option instead a check box appeared at the bottom of screen saying "near/close matches".
It wasn’t until I read a tip in Sean McCormack’s blog
that I realized just what I’d missed. In the Library Module on the left
hand side (in the navigation pane) there is a find box. Its funny I’d
never really noticed it before – all I need to is enter the keywords I
want and they will automatically be and’d together. Apparently the
interface also supports exclude (or not) as ! – obvious perhaps only to
regex geeks. If we’re going to have a text based (vs mouse driven) find
mechanism then perhaps Adobe could just give us all the functionality
standard text search functionality: quotes, brackets for precedence etc.
Sean – thanks for shining a light in a darkened corner.