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Add your own TAGs

Add your own TAGs to photos. Search photos later using those keywords.


How it works

Modern cell phones & cameras add a lot of information to your photos (i.e., location, height, timestamp). Pitara intelligently processes this info, so you can search something like “Seattle last20year 7pm” to find photos taken around 7 pm in Seattle during the last 20 years. Check out a few sample searches.

Pitara doesn’t upload your photos to the cloud or rearrange them. Your photos always stay on your computer.

Google-like search

Use one or more combinations of keywords like – place, date, time, season, folder, height, or camera model.

A few search examples –

  • 2020 Summer Weekend Display photos clicked during the Summer weekends of 2020.
  • Christmas Hawaii  – Photos clicked on Christmas in Hawaii. 
  • January night weekend – Narrow down to an hour around 9 pm. (maybe a date night photo)
  • iPhone 3GS Anaheim – An older version of the phone you had, from the Disney (Anaheim, LA) trip.
  • Nikon D7100 – Taken using your Nikon D7100 camera.
  • Cute long hair – Search using your own custom TAG that you added.
  • 5kfeet or 5kfeetplus to search photos taken at 5000 feet or 5000 feet plus from sea level.
  • Add special keywords (i.e., last5year or last20year) to any search to look for photos from any number of years ago.

The possibilities are endless. Check out all the commonly allowed keywords and a long list of sample queries.

Add custom TAGs

  • Easy TAG management
  • Add/remove TAGs to an entire collection of photos at once
  • Instantly search photos using added TAGs

Many auto-generated catalogs to explore

  • Place – Based on places they were clicked (i.e., Seattle, New Delhi, New York)
  • Time – Based on the time photos were clicked (i.e., January 1987)
  • Height – Based on the height where the photos were clicked. (i.e., 12Kfeet, 12Kfeetplus)
  • My TAGs – Based on the keywords you added (i.e., cute long hair)
  • Camera model – Based on the camera models. (i.e., iPhone XS, Samsung Galaxy, and Nikon d70)
  • Folders – Based on folder names (i.e., Kindergarten graduation)
  • Favorites – Save your favorite queries to get back to them easily
  • Holidays – Based on if the photos were taken during a known holiday (i.e., Diwali, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas)


Photos from a concert

  • Let’s say that the concert was in the Winter, within 5 years, on a weekend in Oregon.
  • Search Query would be – weekend night winter Oregon (2016 or 2017 or 2018 or 2019 or 2020 or 2021)
  • Geo coordinates are automatically converted to the location name. 

Birthdays from all toddler years

  • Say your child was born on May 31, 2009.
  • Search query would be – (2009 or 2010 or 2011 or 2012 or 2013) May 31st

Photos from Disney trip

  • Search query would be –  Anaheim
  • If you have visited the place several times during many years, add the year or season – Anaheim 2021

Search for that cool gym selfie

  • Say your gym days are Tuesday and Wednesday nights and the selfie was clicked during the past year.
  • The search query would be – (Monday or Wednesday) night 2019
  • You can also add a location say, Redmond if your gym is in Redmond – 
  • (Monday or Wednesday) night 2019 Redmond

Advance exclusion searches

  • Say you took hundreds of photos of Space needle on your trip to Seattle, but you are looking for some specific photo that you took at Alki Beach in Seattle, excluding Space Needle.
  • The search query would be– Seattle not (Space or Needle)

Simple wildcard searches

  • Want to search for all photos of all the Christmas since the year 2000?
  • Search query would be – 25th Decem* 200*
  • Note, how you don’t have to type the whole word. Pitara understands December and 200* will translate to 2000, 2001, 2002 .. and so on. Isn’t it cool? 

I don’t know how to search “that”

  • Fair, if you want to search for something but have no idea how to write the query for that, feel free to contact us. We will help create any complex query possible with the tool, which you can save to your favorites for easy access. 
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