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In all sections you can use the search bar to find certain photos, videos, albums or labels.

You can search for all kind of things:

  • Objects that are displayed on the photo
  • The main color of the photo
  • The filename or foldername of a photo
  • Location where the photo has been taken
  • ...

Just try it!



In case you want to search for multiple things at once, enter the terms separated by a space.

A search for cat blue berlin will find all photos that either display a cat, have blue as main color or have been taken in Berlin.


Additionally to the search you can set filters for:

  • Country
  • Year
  • Order
  • Camera
  • Lens
  • Color
  • Category

In case you set multiple filters only photos are shown in the search result that fulfill all filter criteria.



You can use filters as well in the search bar like this:

label:cat color:green type: live

You find the full list of filters below.


Search Filter List

PhotoPrism allows you to use multiple filters in its search.

Filter Examples Notes
after 2015-06-30
archived yes, no
before 2016-12-22
chroma 5
color purple, magenta, pink, red, orange, gold, yellow, lime, green, teal, cyan, blue, brown, white, grey, black
country "de"
day 23
month 5
year 2012
error yes, no
faces yes, no, 1, 3 1 means minimum 1 face
favorite yes, no
fmax 4.5
fmin 1.8
folder "2020/Holiday", "2020/*"
geo yes, no
hidden yes, no
label cat
lat 38.300457 Latitude
lng 8.931358 Longitude
mono yes, no Monochrome images
name "IMG_9831-112*", "IMG_9831-112"
original "IMG_9831-112*", "IMG_9831-112" Only applicable when file have been imported
panorama yes, no
path "2020/Holiday"
photo yes, no
portrait yes, no
primary yes, no
private yes, no
quality 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
review yes, no
scan yes, no
stack yes, no
state "Baden-Württemberg", "Baden*"
title "Holiday*", "Holiday / 2012"
type image, video, raw, live
unsorted yes, no
video yes, no

Filters can be combined, use a space between filters:

mono:true review:false

It will show photos that are monochrome and unreviewed.

An OR search is possible using |:


This will show all photos that have either the label cat or dog.


The * character will act as a wildcard:


This will show all photos which name start with IMG_23.


This will show all photos which name contain _23, like IMG_2356.MOV , 2021_02_23.jpg, etc.