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Nice. Do you need a CC license to use this Preview?

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I've written up some thoughts on it here.
 

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Thanks John, nice start.

Will all photos eventually include entire library? Any plans to limit to organization groups in structure, such as 'current pictures' 'picture Archives'? Also, great granularity....not just month/year, but month/week, month/day, month/job....however the library structure is organized. Ability to jump to date group, without flipping through all.

Thanks, John
 
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I got 17 mistakes out of 39 images found by the word 'flower'. Extremely poor if you consider that the correct images all have a keyword 'flower', so they were easy to find... Lightroom found several images of birds, a leopard, a herd of wildebeests and some landscapes.
 
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Will all photos eventually include entire library?

If you sync all your photos, it does so already. I think it does need to be refined so you can search individual collections, and lots of others too, but one has to consider how much one needs to do in LrWeb. What if this tech also found its way into desktop, for example?

John
 

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I got 17 mistakes out of 39 images found by the word 'flower'. Extremely poor if you consider that the correct images all have a keyword 'flower', so they were easy to find... Lightroom found several images of birds, a leopard, a herd of wildebeests and some landscapes.
Did you search in Dutch or English Johan?
I search on several words in Dutch without any results. The word was in the keywords so i was dissapointed too.
Then i tried to search with English words and the results were much better. Because these words ware not part of the metadata it has to be te result of the image-recognition algoritm
 
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I searched in English, because that is the only option for the time being. BTW, my keywords are all English and I normally run Lightroom in English as well...

I did a second search, this time for 'water'. The results were better (many images found that indeed show water in all kinds of ways, but this time too they have a keyword 'water'), but also images were not a single pixel is blue, so it's a total mystery how Lightroom could possibly see 'water' in there.
 
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I also have the "problem" that my photos are well-keyworded and captioned, and it seems to have a thesaurus-like way of searching. So "vehicle" isn't in my metadata, but searching for it found pictures of cars. My guess is because "car" is a keyword there. So you need to think quite laterally. For example, I tried "summer" and it found green / yellow / blue images, or try searching for "yellow" or an emotion like "happiness".
 

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My results are not representative of course but one test was to find photo's of a swimingpool. I searched for 'zwem' and 'zwembad' and found no results. All photo's had these keywords added to them so they should be found.
However, when searched on 'swim' they were found! And i'm not using English keywords, Dutch only.
 
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Try searching for "pool" or "swimming", or just "blue".
 
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Not even close, are they? What's your system language - and does the browser have a setting that might impact the search?
 
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I don't see how that would influence the resuls. I used Safari on my iPad Mini 3, system language set to English.

BTW, have you ever tried Goggle Photos? Google Photos has the same technology, but the difference is that it actually works, even without keywords.
 
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I'm not convinced that keywords are actually synced, or if they are they're not included in the search. From a very brief test, it seems to me that Caption is the only metadata item being searched, though of course content is also being examined.

Would be interested in others findings.
 
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It's of course the content search that matters here. Searching on keywords or captions is already possible. Content search is basically the same technology as face recognition, except that faces have predictable patterns and so they are easier to recognize than say an elephant. Googles technology is quite impressive, this technology preview less so.
 
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In LRWebView? What have I missed?

I didn't mean it's already possible in LRWebView, I mean it's not part of a 'technology preview' because that technology already exists for many years. A 'technology preview' is about new technology, not implementing existing technology.
 

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It would be nice if they allowed us to select images which don't match the search term and report them in order to fine tune the algorithm.
 
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I'm not so convinced. I have photos of my cat with her name as one of the keywords. When I search for her name, no images are returned.
 
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