Manja Digital offers you various search tools suitable to your respective requirements: Full text search, color search, advanced search options, search in categories and predefined search terms.
Full Text Search
The full text search finds the exact result for your search term. You can look for individual terms but also make complex, compound queries.
The search function accepts the placeholder * (star) for any amount of letters and the placeholder ? (question mark) for an individual letter.
House* - words such as House, Household, Houseboat, etc. are accepted
?ouse - words such as House, Mouse, Louse, etc. are accepted
*ouse - the same words as for ?ouse, but also words like Grouse, Blouse, Warehouse, etc. are accepted
Search terms can be combined by means of the three operators AND, OR and NOT. There are several synonyms for these operators:
The combination of search terms is largely based on regular linguistic phrasing. You can use commas as separators for a list of terms and insert an operator in front of the last term only.
For example, the phrasing "House, Building or Construction" is equivalent to the search "House OR Building OR Construction". If an operator is missing, the AND operator is used. Thus, the phrasing "Berlin, Wall, Graffiti" corresponds to the search "Berlin AND Wall AND Graffiti".
You can use parentheses for partial expressions. Parentheses may also be nested. Any kind of complex search query is thus possible, if required.
House and tree
House or building or construction
House, building or construction
House, tree and sun
House, tree and sun or sunset
(House, tree and sun) or sunset
house, tree and (sun or sunset)
Berlin and not wall
Berlin & !wall
Berlin and not (wall, parliament or November)
Berlin and wall
Berlin & wall
If the operator itself is to be searched, you can enclose it in double "" quotes.
For Better "Or" For Worse
Using color search you can look for images with one or more dominant colors.
Here you can select up to three colors and Manja will supply you the images matching the given colors, sorted by relevance.
The search variant by color can also be combined with the full text search as well as with the search in categories.
Advanced Search Options
In the advanced search options category, options specifically matched to the contents of the database can be stored.
For example: selection by author, by series, by special keywords, date taken, color mode, file type, etc.
The options available are configured within the Administration.
Search in Categories
Files can be cataloged via categories by subjects or other criteria. You can define one or several category trees (for example "departments" and "topics").
The individual files can (but don't have to) be arranged into the respective trees.
In order to find all files of a category, you simply click on the appropriate category, without starting a search beforehand.
In order to limit the search results to one category, you click on that category and then use the fulltext search. Or vice versa: first start a fulltext search, and then select the category on that you want to restrict the search results.
Next to the category, the total number of files in the respective category is shown in blue and bold. After a search, the number of hits applying to your query is shown in grey and normal text.
In any case, only those files are shown that you are authorized to access. If you have just guest or limited access, then please request expanded access privileges from your contact person.
Browse and Filter Modes
Principally, there are two modes of navigation within categories:
Browse Mode: Categories are selected individually, the navigation within categories works similarly to a navigation in folders of a file system. The result list will show files of the selected category only.
Filter Mode: Multiple categories can be selected, sub categories will be selected automatically. The result list will show files of the selected category as well as files from all sub categories.
Keywords / Tags
Frequently used, recurring or important search words can be placed below the navigation bar as so-called tags for quick access. Clicking on the tag creates a search, which shows up-to-date, appropriate results.
In order to create or edit tags Administrator privileges are required.