[KPhotoAlbum] Idea for quick search feature
kimdaba at sujee.net
Mon Apr 23 20:43:35 CEST 2007
I also asked for this feature some time back. Basically I want to type
in a search term in 'home' view and have tree-view list by categories
for matching keywords/locations/persons
I type 'park'
- parking signs
- central park
- Ron Parker
Shawn Willden wrote:
> Disclaimer: This wasn't my idea, it came from someone else on the list,
> but I liked it and want to implement it. I'm looking for feedback from
> the list to help answer the following questions, plus any other general
> comments/criticisms/flames, etc.:
> * Does the basic idea make sense?
> * Do you think it's a bad idea to provide yet another search mechanism?
> * Will the different behavior of the search bar in category list vs
> other views be confusing to users?
> * Can you think of any useful refinements?
> * Do you have any suggestions for implementation, especially related
> to how to make it fast?
> I'd like to enable the search bar even when not in a category list view.
> At present it's disabled in the "home" view and in the thumbnail view,
> but I think it should work all of the time, acting as a filter that
> searches all tags, labels, descriptions, dates, folders, filenames, etc.
> From the home view (does that view have another name?), typing anything
> into the seach bar should reduce the image counts displayed on the "Show
> Thumbnails" line and the date bar, and probably also reduce the category
> counts to those that include images that match. Viewing thumbnails
> should show the narrowed list, obviously, and search bar filtering
> should be in addition to filtering done by drilling down through
> categories and filtering by date bar selections.
> From the thumbnail view, typing into the search bar should filter the
> thumbnails displayed.
> As I said above, I'd like this search filter to search on everything.
> For example, if I type "adam" into the search bar, I want my result set
> to include any images with:
> * Any tag including "adam", for any category
> * A description containing "adam"
> * A label containing "adam"
> * A folder name containing "adam"
> * A file name containing "adam"
> I'd also like this to apply to dates or pieces of dates. So if I type
> "June" the result set should include all images with a tag, description,
> label or pathname including June, plus all images with dates in the
> month of June or with date ranges that span the month of June. Month
> names will need to be localized, and I guess abbreviations should also
> be allowed.
> Perhaps at some point we might want to allow boolean specifiers,
> grouping, etc. of search words, but for now I think I'd just interpret
> mutliple words as an implicit AND. So "adam june 2006" would find images
> * Contain "adam" in some tag, description, label, folder or
> filename; AND
> * Contain "june" in some tag, description, label, folder, filename
> or date; AND
> * Contain "2006" in some tag, description, label, folder, filename
> or date.
> I think that should be fairly intuitive to users who can read it as
> "find pictures of adam in june 2006". The very broad nature of the
> search might mean that they get a few images in the results that
> surprise them, but I think that's okay.
> All comments appreciated,
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