I understand that a search with quotes will ONLY find that EXACT syntax match in the complete Comment (Title etc) field.
This will mean a search for "John Smith" will not match a comment field that has "John Smith, Mick Jagger", and yet if I just search for John Smith without quotes it will also find any record that has a comment field such as "John Tindle", "Eric Smith" etc
Is there no way round this issue?
If I search for "Ted Wickes" (with quotes) it just returns 1 result (the only photo with just Ted Wickes in the comment field) even though there are many photos with "Ted Wickes" in the comments field (along with other names). You can see these photos by just searching for Ted.
Any idea when you may have time to look at this?
P.S. If you need access to my photo album, please let me know when you need it as normally I geo restrict this as I don't want my family photos to be able to be accessed from all around the world
Sorry, I forgot to answer. What you sent is one subfolder of an album, which cannot be used for testing alone. I tried it hard, but it was still broken after several attempts.
Instead, I have imported your search settings and set up an album for testing search.
When I have several pictures with "John Lennon" for example, and I search for "John" - with quotes - that means the search must be exact search, so it will only find pictures with a comment that contains nothing else but "John". Perhaps I should modify the search routine to find "John Lennon" in "Sir John Lennon" too. In the comments at least, as in keywords, the search with quotes should only find the whole matches.
"Perhaps I should modify the search routine to find "John Lennon" in "Sir John Lennon" too. In the comments at least, as in keywords, the search with quotes should only find the whole matches."
I think this would be far more useful and flexible otherwise the search is pretty limited as you could never find a full name "John Lennon" if it appeared with other names in the comments eg "John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ring Star". You could only search for John which might return many other references. There of course could be many others examples "I had a great day on the London Eye" could not be found with a search for "London Eye"
I will hope and await.