DF Studio’s global search returns results matching a specific search query from across all assets viewable by the current user. For a more targeted search within a specific Project or Collection, visit the Project or Collection and then perform a search on its assets.
To begin, click the “Search” icon in the far right of the menu bar above the DF Studio workspace.
The Project Search (or Collection Search) overlay will appear, with options for specifying search terms or defining additional criteria for the search based on asset metadata.
Text entered in the Quick Search box will be matched against any text associated with the available assets (such as filename, keywords, photographer, etc.). This is the same as searching with the “Full Text” search criteria. In order to search specific asset metadata, click the appropriate criteria to add fields to the search.
The Search overlay displays the search parameters from the most recent search performed in any particular Project or Collection from the same account and web browser. Remove search criteria from the list by clicking the “close” icon in the corner, or reset the entire search by clicking the “Remove All” button.
Once all the criteria have been entered, specify whether the desired results must match all of the specified search criteria, or any of the search criteria. Then click the “Search” button to perform the search.
Work with Search Results
Search results are presented in a proofsheet format, which can be filtered using the menus in the green menu bar. Results in the workspace can be manipulated exactly like assets in a Project or Collection. Add to the Bin, send a Messenger, edit metadata, etc.
To return to a view of all assets, click the small “close” icon at the top left of the menu bar.
To repeat the most recent search, click “last” next to the “Search” icon at the right of the menu bar.