Lightroom’s web interface allows you, as CC subscribers, to access any of your synced photos from anywhere in the world using a web browser. Yesterday, Adobe announced they were adding an exciting new feature – Technology Previews.
Like Google Labs, Technology Previews give you access to the experimental pre-release features that the Lightroom Web engineers are working on. Based on the feedback received, they’ll continue to be improved before release as official features.
The first Technology Preview added to Lightroom Web is an intelligent search facility, which uses image analysis technology to find specific photos based on their content. For example, search your photos for “boats” and Lightroom will try to find all of the photos that appear to include a boat. No keywording needed! It’s early days, but it has great potential. It’s currently limited to English search terms, but other languages will be added in future.
To enable it, go to Lightroom Web at http://lightroom.adobe.com, sign in, click the Lightroom icon in the top left corner, and select Technology Previews from the menu, then flick the switch for the search technology. The text lights up to show it’s enabled.
To search for photos, type your search term in the top left corner of the Photos view. The initial indexing may take some time, as everyone’s enabling it at the same time.