When searching for an image the first thing you should do is to always use as many search terms as possible. The more specific your search is, the better results you will get. Think about the concept you are trying to illustrate, write down all keywords, preferably both of the motive and the concept you want to illustrate. Say you are looking for a business woman to illustrate an article about how contemporary businesswomen are having success, instead of searching only businesswoman – try a search for contemporary businesswoman success.
- Use AND, OR and NOT between search terms to get more specific results (f.ex cat NOT kitten)
- Choose between singular and plural form – both will be searched for (f.ex dog will return the same results as dogs)
- Use double quotes (“) to search for phrases (f.ex “woman running on beach”)
- You can narrow your search further under “Advanced Options” (f.ex search only editorial/creative, horizontal/vertical etc)
- You can search for a specific image ID by entering that number directly into the search box (f.ex 310131)
If you still don’t get the results you want, here are a few more tips:
- Always double-check for misspellings
- Check that any filters under “Advanced search” are turned off
- Do not start your search with AND, OR or NOT
If you still can’t find the image you are looking for, you can post a request to the photographers in our forum or send us an e-mail.