How do you find photos of your family and friends, places and times, and even bikes and coffee — what?! With the new search feature in Photos for Mac! {.intro}

Finding pictures in Photos for Mac has gotten a lot easier and a lot more powerful. In addition to facial recognition and geo-location, Apple has introduced Computer Vision , which is a fancy way of saying Artificial Intelligence for recognizing what's in an image, which is a fancy way of saying it can tell when there's a car or steak in your pic. They're called "categories" and now, when you search, they're presented alongside other results. Here's how it works!

How to search for a specific category in the Photos app

  1. Launch the Photos app from your dock.
  2. Click the Search bar in the upper right corner.

    Launch the Photos app and click the search bar in the right corner.

  3. Type the category you would like to search for, for example "coffee".
  4. Click the option you would like to select. All of the photos and videos related to that keyword with appear.

    Type the keyword you would like to search for and then click the option you want to view.

For a broader search, try searching one or two letters at a time to give your Photo search results some more options. Remember, Photos generate search results based on what the app picks up automatically in your pictures, so it's not always the most perfect, foolproof search method.

Any questions?

Will you be using search to comb through yout thousands of photography masterpieces? Let us know in the comments below!