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Sat, May 22, 2021 2:43 PM

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Search in collections

I want to filter/search for multiple keywords AND-connected in a collection.
Since the filter panel operates with "OR" on multiple keywords I'm looking for another opportunity to search for photos with keyword1 AND keyword2 in a collection.

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428 Points

8 m ago

You can set the search to ''If all criteria are met'' or ''If any criteria are met''.   Bring up the search dialog box using the Ctrl-F keys.  Enter as many criteria as you like by using the ''+'' symbol at the end of each line.

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Nope. That only works on folders - not in collection, doesn't it?

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Well it works on folders, both individual and nested, and drives.  If your Collection is across multiple drives, then it is not going to work.  Unlike the windows search function which allows you to choose ''This PC'', which selects ALL drives, Bridge won't allow you to do that. 

EDIT:  Actually you can search multiple drives if you have ''ThisPC'' in your Favourites panel of Bridge, but then that is not really searching your Collections, but your entire library of images.

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I've multiple collections with ~2000 photos in each. Manual created and collected (from all my drives and folders).
If I could search all photos with KeywordA AND KeywordB in Collection1 - it would result in ~30 photos.

Performing the same search on "all drives and folders" would result in ~1000 photos.

Thus, as you can see, the current search function in Bridge is far away from feasibile unless there is no option to search within collections.