Intelligent Virtual Folders

The virtual folders we have described so far are static, which means you have to add or delete images manually. It is, however, sometimes useful if images that fulfill certain criteria are automatically added to specific folders.

Create Smart Collection_

Name: Trains

Match f any t 1 of the following rules:

Keywords_i 1; contains_Trains | i |

f Cancel J i Create ^

And that is exactly what Adobe's Smart Collections or Apple's Smart Albums do. Our example shows the Adobe Create Smart Collection dialog for our sample smart collection called Trains, which will contain all images that are tagged using the keyword "trains". If we delete the keyword "trains" from the metadata of a specific image, that image will automatically be deleted from the Smart Collection. Expression Media achieves the same effect using saved, named searches.

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