where I talk to Apple's voice assistant more often today ̵
Granted, Siri can still grow when it comes to managing and analyzing huge photo libraries but only recently did I find out how powerful Apple's digital assistant is in finding specific photos. Siri has kept me from wiping through the photos app angrily, digging out an old photo before the person standing next to me loses interest.
Hey Siri, show me photos of …
I thought I would be clever while navigating the photo app because I would use the Places album to take photos from previous vacations or find the video album Narrow down my search when I try to find an old video. Now I'm just asking Siri.
Siri can search photos and videos for various parameters, including date, location, people, objects, and activities. And a combination of them. Here are some examples of how you and Siri can start talking about your photos.
You can be as general or as specific as you need to be, from "Show me photos of Ireland" to "Show me photos of Fenway Park".
As with the places, they can be very specific or general, for example: "Show me photos of December 25, 2006" or "Show me photos of April 2014". Siri also understands things like "Show me photos from last month" and "Show me photos of last Christmas".
If you've set up the People section of the Photos app by naming your family and friends, Siri can help you find photos of the people in your life and the camera. Combine your name with a date or city to narrow down your search, eg. For example, "Show me photos of Dan and me in Iowa" or "Show me photos of Samantha last April." Siri also knows her front-facing camera from her back-facing camera, so you can say, "Show me selfies from yesterday."
Objects and activities
Two things that I take pictures of regularly: my dog and my children on skis. Siri is helpful in finding such topics: "Show me photos of my dog" and "Show me photos of skiing." You can also restrict such searches by saying, "Show me photos of my dog in Maine" or "Show me photos of skiing from last February." Now, when you say "my dog," Siri only shows you photos of a dog in your library. And asking for a specific person, skiing, I'll notice, does not work so well, because the faces are usually covered by goggles and a helmet.
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