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, the Find Assets tool is more appropriate.
To begin, click the “Find” icon in the far right of the menu bar above the DF Studio workspace.
The Find Assets overlay will appear, with options for specifying search terms or defining additional criteria for the search based on asset metadata.
Text entered in the Find Terms box will be matched against text associated with the available assets (such as filename, keywords, photographer, etc.). In order to specify metadata-based criteria for the search, use the menu to choose a field to include in the search.
Once all the criteria have been entered, specify whether the desired results must match all of the specified search criteria (logical AND), or any of the search criteria (logical OR). Then click the “Find Assets” 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.
Find Assets Again
To repeat the most recent find operation, click “last” next to the “Find” icon at the right of the menu bar.