F-Stop can make complex photo searches. This screenshot shows F-Stop search interface for photos:

SearchV iew


On the left there is search sidebar. In this sidebar is possible to add/remove searches. On top right pane there are results of the search while, on the bottom, search criteria.

F-Stop accepts the following criteria:

  • Text
  • Tags (any, all)
  • Relevance
  • License
  • User
  • Geographic information
  • Min Date (Photo taken)
  • Max Date (Photo taken)

Geographic information allows to refine search searching photos near a specific place. The only map engine supported is Apple map (No Google map support for searches. Google map is supported when displaying photos metadata)

Once finished to set criteria, press search. Search is automatically saved across F-Stop restart. Criteria field can be hidden using Show/Hide criteria button.