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  1. I'll digest this tomorrow, but will just note that the motivation for needing this rapid search is that since the introduction of AP I have been exporting quite a few files from Photos to a working directory, and it would be nice to know if I had already done that rather than searching the working directory, since the sorting function (Group) does not always seem to work the way I think it should . If the file is not there, I could copy from the master, do my thing, export to Working and reimport to the library under a different file name. I know that it has been made easier to go directly from Photos to AP since I established that practice, but I just don't have time to master all the intricacies. I will manage fine, and thanks for writing at length.
  2. Deleted the iPhoto library, which naturally no longer is searched. But to my surprise, the Photos library is not searched. I guess I don't need that ability much, but would appreciate if someone has an idea to restore that. I had thought that this library search was a new feature of 1.7. Thanks to all for the suggestions; problems were solved, and something learned.
  3. I'll work on this and get back later. FWIW, this is not Spotlight Search but the bottom of the window I get in AP 1.7 when I do File .. Open ..type in '0533' in the search window (with current settings) and highlight that particular file to show the path. The Share folder was set up so long ago that I can't recall the motivation. Nothing has been done with the iPhoto library since I moved everything over to Photos back in - what - 2010? So deleting it should be no problem.
  4. The more one looks, the more odd corners turn up. If you press '+' in the window you get dozens of search criteria of possible and unlikely usefulness (e.g., Garage Band). And while we are chatting, is there a programmer's name for this window that is akin to a Finder window inside an app but may have different properties depending on various settings or even the app itself?
  5. It's buried in an iPhoto library (screen grab), which is the only one my search sees, not the 'system library.' I don't know why this is in 'Shared'; that was created ages ago. Any suggestion for a quick fix?
  6. Wow, Apple's buried preferences! Thanks for that, which worked on one try. I didn't know Spotlight was so involved in Finder. So, wise one, is there any way to tell it not to look at the many-sub-sub Thumbnails folder in the library since I don't usually want to open them? And, on your previous suggestion, the Photos Preferences General tab shows the correct Photos library after Library Location, but the button Use as System Photo Library is grayed out.
  7. It's a Time Machine backup. That I have never backed up from. Maybe there's another setting somewhere.
  8. I'll do some experimenting and report back on what I find. But why should Search This Mac also search the backup drive?
  9. I love it that searching for an image string is so fast and brings up possible image stuff from everywhere and shows the whole path below BUT why does it show my iPhoto library originals and not my Photos library ones? The latter is what I use now. Is there a way to set it not to show my backup drive files unless I want it to, and not show PDFs if I want? Because of repetition of autoassigned image numbers (IMG_nnnn.jpg) and the issues above,, it takes considerable looking to identify the particular image I want.
  10. Making panoramas and keeping them in the Apple Photos space requires exporting the individual pictures, stitching, editing, and reimporting. The current software allows us to easily move all the pictures into AP, so it should not take much coding to simplify the process and eliminate/automate the exporting and reimporting.
  11. Apologies to Lance_G, this does not answer your question directly, but there is a recently posted series of videos on YouTube by D. Straker that covers frequency separation in Affinity Photo. The most technical one ("How It Works, In Detail!") shows, with excellent visuals, how the step-by-step process works for RGB images. The following link gets you to the series, or search for "InAffinity" and "Frequency Separation." (I have not viewed the more basic videos.)
  12. For the benefit of the Serif AP beta development team, I will try to describe the strange trip on the way to a successful launch of AP 1.7.110 on my desktop Mac. A couple of days ago I downloaded a macro offered by an advanced member that, it turned out, would not run in AP 1.6.7 because it had been created in a beta build. This .afmacros file when downloaded displayed the square beta logo rather than the triangular one before the file name. Shortly thereafter, practically all my existing .afphoto files (created in production versions) changed to display the beta logo in Finder or in other windows (e.g., Open). (Cause and effect presumed, not proven.) Attempting to address what I presumed was a faulty icon look-up, I removed the old beta app (1.7.106), using AppCleaner to remove auxiliary files. After that, most though not all of the square logos were replaced by the appropriate triangular ones. I then installed 1.7.110, but it would not launch, with error window exactly as before. I then decided to try to reinstall 1.6.7, though I did not remove it. At the Apple App Store, there was an icon suggesting to download from the cloud, but clicking it did not start a download. Then I clicked the square-in-circle icon that is usually a download progress indicator. This initiated an unfamiliar response from my Launchpad Dock icon that appeared to show downloading, though nothing appeared in my Downloads folder. When done, I clicked the beta icon in Launchpad, and the beta launched successfully. I still have something of a mix of production and beta icons in my directories, though it appears that the betas are gradually (mostly!) being replaced.
  13. I was unable to launch AP 1.7.106 beta last year and discussed the problem with a moderator on November 16, 2018, but no solution was posted. Yesterday I was encouraged by carl123 in an unrelated thread to raise the issue again in hope of aiding beta development. I have not tried again with a more recent build but will if it is thought possibly informative. Here is what happens, back then and now. My bought AP 1.6.7 and 1.7.106 beta sit side by side in my default Applications folder under my user directory (image). Clicking to launch the beta gives the hopping Dock icon and after a while the error message that appears when the apps are in the wrong place (image). I get out of there with cmd-Q or Force Quit. Hardware: My computer is a 2012 Mac Mini with memory increased to 8 GB. It works ok for my needs, though it has, especially with recent OS updates, taken to running very slowly, with the spinning beach ball often taking over for tens of seconds or even minutes. I use Force Quit a lot, though these delays usually resolve if left alone for a few minutes. Activity Monitor offers no useful clues. Sometimes AP fails to function, e.g., recently macros stopped working but worked on relaunch. Sometimes AP locks up completely, but not often. Software: please ask.
  14. That works, though I had to force quit and relaunch a locked-up AP 1.6.7.
  15. Well the icon change didn't happen on the first beta install and failure to run a month or more ago. It happened just now, with no further attempted beta install. The history is rather hard to recover, but I may still have an old installer in my trash. I will write this up again for the beta thread, but it did not get resolved the previous time. Looking through the trash, the original unrunnable beta was dated December 2018. As I scrolled through files in the trash, they all (of every type) came up with the square beta logo, which in a few seconds switched to a more appropriate one.Anyway, I will write up this tomorrow.
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