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Basic Search
Power Search
Exact Keyword Search
Logical Operators
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Basic Search     back to top

Basic Search gives you quick, simple and reliable access to the IPNSTOCK.com Collection. Search by keyword, image number or photographer's name and get the results you need. Ready to start your Basic Search? Click here.

Below is more information about using a Keyword, Image Number or Photographer's Name to find the images you are looking for:

Keyword (for example: Women)
Enter any word or words in the Keyword field and the search engine will return the images that match your keyword(s). Each Independant Photography Network image has very specific information associated with it, like a caption, country, state, season, weather, time of day, mood, concepts, and color description. The search engine combs through this information to find matches to your keywords.

Image Number (for example: 5000106001)
Enter an image number image in the Image Number field and the search engine will return the image you are looking for. Each image in IPNSTOCK.com collection has a specific identification number. This feature is great for re-visiting a familiar image or locating an image on the suggestion of a friend or co-worker.

Photographer's Name
Enter a photographer's name when you only want to see IPNSTOCK.com images by that photographer. Every photographer who has images in IPNSTOCK.com on-line collection will appear in the Photographer's List. Searching by a photographer's name is a quick way to explore the images of a particular photographer.

Basic Search will return images that contain all the words you have typed into the keyword field. You can use Exact Keyword Searches and Logical Operators to refine your searches.

If you search returns no results you will be provided with a list of similar keywords, categories and concepts that will link you to similar images.




Power Search     back to top

Use Power Search to focus your search for images. Enter a keyword, image number or photographer's name and select a specific category. The search engine will return images that meet your search requirements. Ready to do a Power Search?

Here is more information about keywords, image numbers, photographer's names and categories:

Keyword (for example: Women)
Enter any word or words in the Keyword field and the search engine will return the images that match your keyword(s). Each Independant Photography Network image has very specific information associated with it, like a caption, country, state, season, weather, time of day, mood, concepts, and color description. The search engine combs through this information to find matches to your keywords.

Image Number (for example: 5000106001)
Enter an image number image in the Image Number field and the search engine will return the image you are looking for. Each image in the IPNSTOCK.com collection has a specific identification number. This feature is great for re-visiting a familiar image or locating an image on the suggestion of a friend or co-worker.

Photographer's Name
Enter a photographer's name when you only want to see IPNSTOCK.com images by that photographer. Searching by a photographer's name is a quick way to explore the images of a particular photographer.

Category (example: Nature & Environment)
Doing a Power Search within a category is an excellent way to find the images that you need, without sorting through irrelevant images.

The search engine will return images that contain all the words you have typed into the keyword field. You can use Exact Keyword Searches and Logical Operators to refine your searches.

If you search returns no results you will be provided with a list of suggestions and the opportunity to have our members look deeper for you.




Exact Keyword Search     back to top

What if your search returns too many results? When this happens, we suggest doing an Exact Keyword Search by putting quotation marks around the word you are searching for (for example, "keyword"). IPNSTOCK.com search engine will ONLY return images containing that exact word in the descriptions. For example: If you search for "fun" the search engine will "NOT" return images with "fungus" in the description.








Logical Operators     back to top

When your search results are either too specific or not as specific as you want, you have several options. In addition to trying Power Search or Exact Keyword Search, you can use a Logical Operator to modify your search keywords. Logical Operators are linking words like AND, OR and NOT, which combine the criteria and allow you to narrow or broaden your search. Enter a Logical Operator with your keywords as part of a Basic Search.

Use AND, OR and NOT in the following ways for the best results:

Search for: women AND children and the search engine will return images with the word women AND the word
children in their descriptions.

Search for challenge OR competition and the search engine will return images with the word challenge OR the word
competition in their description.

Search for old NOT ancient and the search engine will return images that contain the word old and NOT the
word ancient in their description.




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