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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    It would be helpful if we knew what you are searching for and the search parameters you are trying to use.

    Using the following settings with random numbers the program was able to find nearly 10,000 of my photos that were taken with focal lengths between those 2 values. I do not have a 10 - 50 mm lens. 😉 I'm pretty sure the program isn't looking for lens info but the actual focal length used to take the photo.

     

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  • Dennis Adams

    I’ve tried your exact example with no results. I do not catalog my image tree, so all of my searches for focal length specifics or ranges have been initiated via the other choices in the drop-down. Should my search work, or is advanced search limited to cataloged folders only?  Is advanced search limited in Windows?

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    Advanced search is not limited in windows, nor is it limited to just catalogs. However, without catalogs, you cannot search beyond the folder you are currently viewing which could be why you were not getting any results. There just aren’t any photos of the focal length you were looking for maybe?

    I would try searching for some thing you know you can find. Pick an image and find the focal length that was used to take it. Now do a search for a range that would cover that focal length post a screenshot of your full window so that I can see both the metadata for the file and the search parameters window, along with whatever results it may or may not find.

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  • Dennis Adams

    I want to do a global focal length search, the same as I was and am able to accomplish in Lightroom and Capture One, to assist in evaluating lens usage and possible purchases.  However, both of those packages require cataloging, which I hoped was not a requirement in ON1, just to keep things simple.  Oh well, I'll have to use Windows 11 File explorer.

    Thanks for enlightening me!  (Now if only ON1 would find a way to adjust Advanced Search............) 

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    When you Import your photos into Lightroom all that info gets "cataloged" automatically. Lr Libraries are the catalogs. Because PR is designed as a file browser, you have to tell it what you want it to catalog. I simply created a single Catalog for my entire Pictures folder.

    Cataloging everything means creating new, fully rendered, Previews for all those images. Those get stored in the PerfectBrowseCache which will grow to be quite large. The program has an option for moving that to a drive with enough space for systems with smaller boot volumes.

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  • Dennis Adams

    Gotcha.  Storage space is not an issue for me.  Guess I'll have to consider doing the same if I want to accomplish my goal.  Thanks Again!

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