Search Tips

Keyword Search

By entering keyword(s), you may use one or more keywords to define a search using the words: and, or, not as separators.

To narrow a search - Use: and, not.
mountain and river - will provide items that contain both mountains and rivers.
mountain not river - will provide items that contain only mountains without rivers.

To expand a search - Use: or
mountain or river - will provide items that contain either mountains or rivers or both.

Using Filters in a Keyword Search

Within Results - When checked, this will and the new keyword with the previous keyword search.

License Type - This will show items that are Royalty Free or Rights Managed.

Color Space - This will show items that are Color or Black and White.

Orientation - This will show items that are Horizontal, Vertical, Square, or Panoramic.

Photographer - This will show items provided by the photographer selected. If no keyword is entered, all items from the photographer will be shown.

Search History - This will auto-launch the keyword search selected in the dropdown with the filters that are selected.

Item ID Search

You may enter one or more Item IDs to do a search. To search for multiple Item IDs, separate them with commas.


Pop Preview - When checked, when you mouse over a thumbnail its preview will pop up.

Results/Page - This will show the number of items for each page.

Thumbnail Size - This will show larger or smaller thumbnails depending on what is selected.


You can create personal lightboxes to store and email items. You add items to a lightbox as you view a search result or a preview that may fit your project.

Your lightboxes are kept for in indefinite period of time unless you delete them. You may have as many lightboxes as you wish, and each lightbox can have an unlimited number of items.

When you email a lightbox, the recipient doesn't have to be registered to view your lightbox.

Advanced Lightbox Manager

The Advanced Lightbox Manager can be launched from the Lightbox Manager page. It allows you to rearrange items in a lightbox, print a lightbox, edit lightbox notes and comments, and upload and download lightboxes.