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Image Metadata Search

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Is the metadata of image files online (i.e., not on a local drive) searchable?

We are looking for an online solution to store thousands of images & videos, with searchable metadata so that specific images can be found quickly. The metadata includes specific keywords which are saved to individual files during post processing. Many members of our team don't want every file sync'd to their local drive (it'd be terabytes of data) so an online metadata search would be very helpful.

On a local drive, any image with a specific keyword metadata entry (e.g., fragaria) can quickly be found. Can this be done online in Dropbox?

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Re: Image Metadata Search

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Hey there @cbphoto  - how are you today?

As this is not possible to do on our website at this time I wanted to thank you for this feedback and let you know that we're always looking for user input regarding our website. Therefore, I will make sure your comments are passed along to our dev team for future consideration. 

Let me know if there's anything else you'd like to ask!

 

 


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Hey there, Walt. Thanks for your response. We're doing well out here on the Möbius Strip.

At the moment, my team & I are in deep discussion about searching for images based on metadata. I've attached a few images showing local search results from the Mac finder and from the Dropbox app.

It'd be a real asset to be able to search by keyword, or any other metadata (e.g., a date).

Metadata info.jpgKeywordsFinder Search.jpgFinder search

dropbox search.jpgDropbox search

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Thank you for providing suggestions for how we can improve the Desktop tray search feature and our website's search function as well @cbphoto   - the screenshots are of course more than welcome as they help us visualize the matter at hand and provide a more extensive feedback to the team - most appreciated! 

If there is anything else I can help you with in the meantime, please let me know.

 


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This would be an extraordinary asset to our workflow with clients too. We have terabytes of metadata tagged images, and having that searchable from the web browser would change our lives.

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Good god, yes. I don't need another vendor. Just want my tagged images, stored in Dropbox, searchable by basic metadata fields for my sanity, and for the sake of my clients. 

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