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Lesson 12. Find What You Want, Fast—with... > Expand the search with metadata

Expand the search with metadata

Spotlight also looks in the metadata that every file contains. Metadata includes information about who created the file, when it was created and modified, the copyright date, the file type, the color space for a photo or image, even what kind of camera a particular photo was taken with. Different kinds of files have different kinds of metadata associated with them.

To make a metadata attribute appear in the parameter menu, select it in the list and then check the box to “Add to Favorites.”


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