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robgendreau
Spotlight indexes focal length.

But I can't seem to find in HS with an "equal to" search by focal length. If I find an image by other means, and then select "focal length" in the inspector, and "find files with matching attributes," it won't even find the file I've selected. I can, however, use greater than and less than. Spotlight itself seems to have an issue with this as well. And it seems to be related to focal lengths with a decimal point. For example, I can't find =4.5 (it's mm, BTW). But I CAN find 4.5 if I search [>4.4 AND <4.6].

Also, I don't see "max aperture" anywhere, although it's a criteria listed in Spotlight. It shows as "Maximum lens aperture" with a value like "3.0 APEX=F2.8" in my imaging editing software, but none of those value show in a Spotlight search (in HS or Spotlight). It isn't even listed in HS Inspector either.

In general, I'm not sure where the support for criteria like these come from, and whether they're peculiar to a certain Spotlight importer on my Mac or universal.

Rob
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houdah
Hi!

HoudahSpot searches the Spotlight index. This gets its data from Spotlight importer plug-ins. These are free to decide what information to share with Spotlight and what to name it.

The HoudahSpot Inspector window shows all Spotlight knows about a given file. It only hides "text content". This is can be seen in the Text Preview window.

There is a bug with the search by focal length. HoudahSpot rounds the values to the closes integer. I.e. searching for focal length = 4.5 actually searches for focal length = 4. Thank you for reporting the bug. I hope to fix that soon.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
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houdah
Hi!

Please try the latest beta:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2381634/HoudahSpot/HoudahSpot3.9.1b2.zip

This should fix searches by focal length.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.
Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
HoudahSpot: Advanced file search utility
Tembo: Easy and effective file search
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robgendreau
The beta seems to work fine. Focal length searches work as expected.

Thanks tons!

Rob
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