Getting Started Peakto Search for Lightroom

Getting started: Peakto Search for Lightroom Classic


After purchasing Peakto Search on the CYME website, you will receive an email containing the link to download the plugin.

After downloading, you will find Peakto Search in your Downloads folder. Move it to the Applications folder for it to function properly.
The plugin then appears in the menu bar of your Mac, at the top right.



The plugin downloads the necessary resources for its proper functioning. Once loaded, click on 'Start' to proceed to the next step.

Enter the license you received by email in the screen provided for this purpose.


Add your first Lightroom Classic Catalogs

Add your first catalog with the .lrcat extension. By clicking on the "Add your first catalog" button, Peakto Search will open Finder for you. 
You will have to confirm access, for example, to an external hard drive, as Peakto Search is secure and requires authorization before opening.

Adding a catalog will allow Peakto Search to analyze its content, index it, for quick search and real-time results.
It is possible to add multiple catalogs at the same time.



Search by Metadata 


Find your photos and videos based on the metadata you have associated with them:
- Color
- Star rating
- Flag
- By date
- By keywords
- By identified people

The search is performed across all your catalogs, and the results appear below.
Multiple faces or multiple keywords are always combined with an OR rule.

Search by prompt

To access the prompt search, click on "Search by prompt" from the home screen or click on the tabs in the left sidebar.
Type the description of the photo or video you are looking for in the search bar. The more detailed the description, the more relevant the results will be.
  1. Select the language to also have more relevant results.
  2. If your photos and videos are annotated (stars, flags, colors), you can use these tags to refine the search.
  3. Adjusting the tolerance allows you to have more or fewer photos and videos in the search results. The lower the tolerance, the more precisely Peakto Search's AI selects photos and videos that exactly match the description. Sometimes, expanding the search is useful because the AI doesn't always have the same references as a human ;)



Open in Lightroom Classic

Double-click on the preview in Peakto Search to open the photo or video in Lightroom Classic, in its original catalog or session.
It is possible to select multiple photos or videos and open them in Lightroom Classic.



Plugin Display

To see more results, click on See All. The window can also be stretched. The plugin can also move to the background to make room for Lightroom Classic.




For videos, the player indicates the passages in the video corresponding to what you are looking for.




Search by similar image

Similar image search can be done in two ways: "Open with" or "Drag and drop"
From an image in Lightroom Classic by right-clicking. Choose "Open with" and similar search. Peakto Search will show similar photos.



In the menu bar, access the similar image search. You can choose an image directly from your computer or an external hard drive. Drag and drop the photo into the designated space in Peakto Search.



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