New! in Backlight 5.
Smart Albums use keywords to gather images from all of your albums.
Creating a Smart Album
Create an album as usual. Use the new "Smart Album" option to enable the feature, then provide a comma-separated list of keywords to include within the album.
You can use plus and minus operators with keywords to refine your results, as follows.
aaa => photos with
aaa, bbb => photos with
bbb, or both
+aaa, +bbb => photos that have both
aaa, -bbb => photos with
aaa that do not have
Ordering in Smart Albums
Smart Albums will endeavor to honor custom ordering when displaying images. Ordering follows the sequence numbers of the photos in their underlying albums, if those photos had custom sorting. This falls back to ordering by upload time for photos do not have a sequence number, or which share the same sequence number due to being sourced from different albums.
Photos published to a smart album, in the usual fashion, will be ignored. Images will only appear in the smart album if they match for the designated keywords.