Find photos by text, content or date in Photos on Mac
You can quickly find a photo by searching for associated text, such as the photo’s title or caption, a keyword or a date. You can also search for text within photos to quickly find receipts, documents and more.
In the Photos app on your Mac, click the search field in the toolbar.
Tip: Press Command-F to quickly activate the search field.
Type the search text in the search field.
As you type, suggested searches appear below the search field. You can type multiple words separated by a space to search based on multiple criteria. For example, you can search using a location and a month to see photos from a specific time and place.
Click an item in the suggested searches to see matching photos.
To display all your photos again after a search, click the Cancel button in the search field.