For search based on visual similarity, Elements Organizer uses information in the photo such as the color and shape of objects during search. Use visual search to quickly search images containing similar objects, colors, or shapes. You can also choose to specify the relative importance Elements Organizer should assign to colors and shapes when searching photos.
Visual similarity search options
Visual search helps you quickly identify similar photos for tagging. You can also create a Saved Search using the search results.
For more information , see Creating and editing Saved Searches.
Visual Similarity Search
Use this option when searching photos containing similar subjects, color, or general appearance. For example, you can use visual similarity search to locate pictures shot on a beach.
The visual similarity search works for projects, photos, and videos. Visual similarity searches are not suported for slide show creations.
Search based on visual similarity
A. Image specified for search B. Placeholder to drop images C. Search menu D. Color-shape slider E. Visual similarity in percentage
(Optional) To add more photos to refine your search, drag a photo to the Search bar.
For example, you are searching for pictures of your grandson cutting the cake at his birthday party. Adding pictures of your grandson and the cake to the Search bar increases the accuracy of the search results.
The percentage of visual similarity is displayed on the photos used for search.
(Optional) You can refine search based on the shapes and colors in the searched photos. Use the Color-Shape slider to specify the relative importance Elements Organizer must assign to colors and shapes when searching pictures.
For example, you get better search results for building structures when you move the slider toward Shape. When searching pictures shot on a beach, you get better results when you move the slider toward color.
In object search, you initially select the object in a photo that you want to define as the search object. Elements Organizer uses the search object to assign priority when searching photos.
For example, to search for photos containing your pet dog, select the face of your dog in one of the photos. When you search photos, Elements Organizer assigns a higher priority to photos containing your dog.
Duplicate photo search
Duplicate photo search is especially useful in locating photographs shot in the multi-burst mode. Elements Organizer searches for and stacks photos based on their visual similarity and the time they were captured. You can then proceed to select images in the stacks or reclassify images.
To reclassify photos in stacks, drag-and-drop the photos from one stack to another.
To stack related photos, select them, and click Stack.
To unstack Photos, select a photo stack, and click Unstack.
To expand a stack, right-click the stack, and select Expand Photos in Stack.
To collapse a stack, right-click any photo in an expanded stack, and select Collapse Photos in Stack.
To remove photos from a stack, right-click the photo, and select Remove Photo From Stack.
To specify the photo that must be displayed for a stack in the collapsed condition, right-click the photo, and select Set As Top Photo.
To delete photos, select them, and click Remove From Catalog.
To view any of the images in single image view, double-click that image.