Thu, Oct 13, 2011 1:45 PM
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Edit Smart collection allows text to be searched to create a dynamically filtered image collections.
The options are:
From a UX point of view it is not immediately obvious how the first three contains variations are different. You would have to look up help or experiment to figure out what you thought it meant to confirm that it did what you were thinking.
However neither of the "contains" options successfully solves the problem if you are searching for say:
Peter Thomas and Thomas Smith, who might be two different people that you want in two different collections.
For some reason contains all works for one of the collections but for the other collection it includes both Thomas'. Weird. Had to use a does not contain in only one of them to make this work. The asymmetry doesn't make sense either.
What's the business impact? Potential privacy breach if you don't check that the filters are working properly.
The suggestion would be to have a verbatim match which should be called "Exact Match".
Clarity is important in the labelling.
Face Detection speeds up the process of organising photos of multiple people.
The most intuitive label for face detection is using the person's name.
However, Smart Collections Any Searchable Text options fails to perfectly match the name because there are no options that understand word order. Names where first names and surnames have similar root words are easily confused.
The end result is you have to start making exception condition rules which also means being on top of every name in the list. Then you have to go through every collection to make sure there are no mistakes - of which there were.
Just tried this on 100 people and the face detection speeds things up, but every gain in time was lost to trying to fix the broken text search.
PS. Don't merge this. It has to been seen by those who own the (newer) Face Detection feature.
I'm really surprised there is no option to filter by an 'is' command. For example if have a keyword for a player number 6 and there is also a player number 66 if I try to create a smart album by keyword '6' it will come up with '66' as well since under keyword there is only the option for 'contains' no 'is'. So to work around this I have to add a letter or other symbol to make the 6 unique.
How can we improve?