Ben Betz has a pretty cool post about building some advanced queries in the UI (http://shellrevealed.com/blogs/shellblog/archive/2006/10/31/Query-Composition_3A00_-Building-a-search-upon-another-search.aspx).
Did you know that you can direct the slideshow Sidebar gadget to cycle through images in those same dynamic search folders?
David Washington submitted this tip.
The Short Story:
You can point the Slideshow gadget at a Search Folder. You can do this by simply putting a search folder inside of an actual folder and pointing the gadget at the actual folder.
Here are the steps:
1) Create an actual folder
2) Perform a search of pictures
3) Save search to created folder
4) Point the Slideshow gadget at the created folder
5) Make sure “Include subfolders” is checked
The Long Story:
I have a ton of photos that I have tagged and rated, so I was a little disappointed when I saw that the Slideshow sidebar gadget doesn’t support search folders. I have search folders for “Top Rated Pictures” and “Pictures of Family” and I wished that I could just point the gadget at these instead of an actual folder.