Use search to locate specific assets or to help sort assets into libraries.
What Search does
The Search function in Extensis Connect searches textual information associated with your assets:
tags or keywords
asset metadata (such as a Title, Author, or Description)
You can edit the file name, description, and tags in the asset preview. See Editing Asset Metadata.
Connect gives you an extra boost when it comes to searching. When you add assets, Connect looks at the preview image for each asset and identifies certain common elements. So even without adding tags to your assets, you can search for common terms such as
walrus, and if any of your assets contain an image related to your search term, Connect will find them.
You can search for multiple terms and all assets with any of those terms will be found. Just separate terms with a space.
You can search for partial terms; searching looks at the start of each word in the search text. Searching for
boy, but not
Even if a tag consists of multiple words, searching looks at the beginning of each word in the phrase. Searching for
twowill locate an asset with the tag
bicycle built for two.
Selecting a library and then performing a search will only search the assets in that library.
The search term stays active, so that if you switch libraries, the search will be performed on the new library. (To clear the Search field, click at the right end of the field.)
In the asset preview, you can double-click an asset tag to automatically perform a search for other assets with that text associated. (The new search is performed on All Assets.)