Adobe Stock’s 40+ million strong image database is a creative treasure trove where you’re guaranteed to find the perfect image for all your business and design needs.
To make the search process even easier in ensuring you find the correct image quickly and efficiently, there are some simple tips and tricks – that will narrow down your results based on some fundamental search principles and tools.
Adobe Stock allows you to choose between photo, vector and illustration files. Simply type in the search term on the home page and hit enter. Results will automatically include all three file formats. Don’t want to see illustrations? Simply uncheck the ‘illustration box’ and they will be eliminated from the results.
If you’re looking for a subject which has a lot of images (such as the example ‘dog’) you can filter down your images even further.
On the right hand side of the tool bar, next to the number of results displayed you will see the phrase ‘Sort by Relevance’. Clicking on this will allow you to refine your search results. You can select from the following options:
- Recent: Most recent images uploaded using the search keyword/s
- Relevant: Images with the most amounts of key words related to those you’ve entered
- Popular: The best ratio of “Downloads / Views” first
- Downloads: Highest number of downloads shown first
- Undiscovered: Images that have never been downloaded from Adobe Stock ensuring a unique edge to your design brief.
Still don’t have what you’re looking for? Click on the little cog icon on the far right hand size of the tool bar. A dropdown menu will be displayed allowing you to sift through the results even more precisely:
- Orientation: Choose between horizontal, square, landscape or portrait format.
- People: Want an image that includes or excludes people? Simply select your preference.
- Colour: Need a specific color in an image and have a hex code? Type it in and all images containing it will remain in the search results.
- Categories: Adobe Stock has a selection of popular search categories located on the home page (at the bottom).
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