Use Search to Find Your Photos

I used to manually tag and keyword all my digital photos and curate photo albums for every major life event, but the number of shots I took kept accelerating, and at some point I just gave up. I’m not alone—but advanced computer vision technology has come to the rescue!

All the images in Photos libraries are scanned millions of times with machine-learning algorithms to identify more than 4,000 different scenes or objects as well as unique faces (see Name and Search People for more on face-detection). As of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey, it even scans for more detailed features like animal breeds and art (see Identify Objects in Your Images for details), as well as text that appears in your photos (see ...

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