November 19, 2021 | 5193 Views | By Dan Harlacher

ON1 Insider – A Sneak Peek at Advanced Search

While raw processing is quite essential, so is photo organizing and searching for your photos. A lot of photographers struggle with finding the right image at the right time. We’re updating the way customers search their photo libraries in the next free update to ON1 Photo RAW 2022. Searching for the right photos gets a lot easier with the new Advanced Search dialog. It harnesses the power of a modern database to search the metadata through all of your photos. This new feature goes way beyond the basics to include searching on any combination of fields, with per-field operators and intelligent ranges. ON1 Photo RAW is the ultimate photo editing software for Mac and Windows.

15 comments on “ON1 Insider – A Sneak Peek at Advanced Search”

  1. On November 19, 2021 at 11:43 am David Price wrote:

    David Price

    Sounds very good, I am already looking forward to the upgrade 🙂

  2. On November 19, 2021 at 10:48 pm Carmen K wrote:

    Carmen K

    I’m excited to have advanced search on the next upgrade. Fantastic! Thank you On1.

  3. On November 20, 2021 at 6:20 am Jay Herman wrote:

    Jay Herman

    This looks great! Will you also be bringing back Smart Albums or some other way to automatically publish saved search results to Cloud Sync? I’ve been missing Smart Albums ever since they were taken away, but especially since I started using Cloud Sync.

  4. On November 21, 2021 at 7:24 am Roger Gough wrote:

    Roger Gough

    The new advanced search looks great, but in the video the quick search field appears to have been removed from the top of the screen. Can we please keep this too. Sometimes for example, a simple search using a file name, or part of the name, is all that is required. It would be better to be able to continue to do this without setting up an advanced search. Thanks!

  5. On November 23, 2021 at 6:44 am wrote:

    Best new feature! Just what this app needed.

  6. On November 23, 2021 at 6:44 am Peter Pikulin wrote:

    Peter Pikulin

    Dan, this is going to be handy. Thx ON1!

  7. On November 23, 2021 at 7:13 am Patrick Swaim wrote:

    Patrick Swaim

    Looks good. Thanks for moving this to the side pane and adding the ability to search for something other than equal in various search criteria. I was getting tired of building compound searches for something that was such a simple concept. Hopefully this takes us forward to the direction of return of smart albums and adding smart publish?

  8. On November 23, 2021 at 8:24 am andrew joseph wrote:

    andrew joseph

    I hope it will have a ‘not’ function. that’s about the only thing i miss from lightroom.

  9. On November 23, 2021 at 9:57 am André Hôte wrote:

    André Hôte

    Most welcome feature if the recorded search presets is easy to recall as selection by file format is one I would use DAILY when large folders are at stake for quick selection. Then, I can always dream of being able to visualize file size on each thumnail so as to compare picture quality after resampling or changing format. While this ON1 advanced search has not been available on Adobe Bridge to the best of my knowledge, and thanks ON1, the easy sorting and file size visualization has been present on Bridge for ages, and I hope ON1 programmers after having designed powerful searches, will also keep in mind the great satisfaction for photographers to sort large folders in a quick fashion.

  10. On November 23, 2021 at 1:27 pm Ed Adams wrote:

    Ed Adams

    Dan, Looks like a good use of search features for a db. I love that it extends to images not cataloged. Can’t wait.

  11. On November 23, 2021 at 1:45 pm Paul wrote:


    Very nice. Apart from focal length, is there a way to search for lens if the lens in question is not in the ON1 data base? I shoot Pentax, and the data base coverage is a bit flakey. In particular the HD DFA* 50mm f/1.4 (the top of the range fast 50) is not recognised by ON1. However, Lens ID “HD PENTAX-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW” is in the EXIF, so I am hoping it will be searchable.

  12. On November 24, 2021 at 4:47 am Carlos Martinez Ruiz wrote:

    Carlos Martinez Ruiz

    I think it’s great to have this resource.
    I have a question, is there a limit to the size of the database. To manage several external disks in the search.

  13. On November 26, 2021 at 2:02 pm Doug Welch wrote:

    Doug Welch

    Will be a great asset. Will it look for meta data entered by other photo processing software, or just ON1 apps?

    By default It sounds as though it might find duplicates if keywords are specific i.e. scientific species names (nature photos)

    Nice one ON1

  14. On November 26, 2021 at 5:20 pm Terry Barber wrote:

    Terry Barber

    Thank you, thank you. I was hoping this would happen. I used a similar program, but since I have converted to ON1 Raw from the beginning I have felt this was soely needed. Wonderful!

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