I'm using a version of Alfresco CE 201911. The one that in the past could be downloaded from Bitnami that came with its own installer.
There are some things that I don't quite understand or I'm surprised that it's not easier, and if it is I don't see it.
For example, I upload an image and in its exif properties I can put the name of the camera with which the photo was taken. But I don't see anywhere, not even in the advanced search engine, the way to search for images that have that specific camera name.
I have tried, and it has cost me, to configure the theme of the models. For that part I can search for certain data that I add, but when indicating my type it overwrites the previous type of the file. It seems that the solution would be to use an "aspect" but I seem to read that searches by aspects cannot be performed.
Re: How to perform searches by metadata or aspects.
I thought that being data handled by default by Alfresco it would be more "visual".
You have to configure your custom search form as @angelborroy suggested in his post.
For the advanced search without specifying any prefix means a full text search for Alfresco.
For the live search again @angelborroy described which fields are considered in the previous post.
Is it true that you can't search on "aspects" and that you can only search on types?
Wrong, you can search on aspects using the ASPECT statement or you can search for any indexed properties defined in your custom model. For example you can search for versioned contents with the following Lucene query:
Or you can search for a specific version of your contents using the cm:versionLabel property defined in the cm:versionable aspect:
ASPECT:"cm:versionable" AND @cm\:versionLabel:"1.2"