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I see keywords but still can't "find" by keyword

Dec 28, 2012 2:02 PM

Tags: #find #bridge #keywords

I have read several discussion threads but I don't seem to have the exact same problem as others.


I upgraded to Bridge CS6. My photos still have keywords attached. I see my list of keywords. If I click

on an image that has been tagged earlier, the keywords are intact.


But I cannot use the Find tool to locate by keyword.


People have helped others by suggesting exporting your old keyword list and importing it into

the new version of Bridge. But I can see my keyword list right there so it doesn't seem that I need

to do that.


Can anyone help?


I'm on a Mac, FWIW.




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    Dec 28, 2012 2:55 PM   in reply to janepell

    Are the keywords italicised?  If so right click and choose make persistant.


    For Find to work the folders must be indexed.  To do this open each folder and wait for spinning arrow to stop.

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    Dec 28, 2012 3:04 PM   in reply to janepell

    But I cannot use the Find tool to locate by keyword.



    Yes you can. Either hit cmd + F or use menu 'edit' and choose 'Find'


    This provides a window with several options. First choose your parent folder that includes all the folders with images you want to search for. Then choose the option to search for keyword and at the bottom is a filed with option to set INclude Non indexed files and include subfolders.


    The first search might take a bit more time if your folders have not been indexed before. When finished the second time should be faster.


    And if your keyword list shows in Italic like Curt stated be sure to export the old list and import it in the new Bridge. Usually a default upgrade should take care of this I believe.

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    Dec 28, 2012 3:51 PM   in reply to janepell

    If you click on folder it should open and have thumbnails of all the pictures inside.  This is what I mean by opening folder.


    Not sure what a keyword folder would be.

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    Dec 28, 2012 4:57 PM   in reply to janepell

    If you do not see the spinning arrow then the folder is indexed.


    If you do a search remember that the search starts where you direct and then moves DOWN the file hierocracy from there.


    Do not believe there were any changes in  the Find (search) function from CS3.


    So is everything working now?

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