If I understood you correctly, you have already managed to include the images metadata and tags in the search index. Now we should work on the search results.
The best I think is to create your own Results code.
Here is what we are doing in the SearchResults control:
|int count; |
|IList<Telerik.Search.Engine.ResultItem> results = Telerik.Search.Engine.SearchManager.Search(q, "SearchTerm", 0, 10, "AnyWord", out count); |
|if (count == 0) |
| rptResults.Visible = false; |
| rptResults.DataSource = results; |
| rptResults.DataBind(); |
You can subscribe to the DataBind event and check each ResultItem.URL property - it should point to the image. Then include this url to an Image control.
I hope this makes sense.
the Telerik team