Getting started: Search

Ready to kick off your search? Here are some basic tips to get you up and running.

1. Choose your content type

Select creative images to view stock photography or editorial images to view news, sport and entertainment shots.


2. Choose your license type

When searching creative content, choose unlimited-use royalty-free and/or premium rights-managed images.


3. Choose your keywords

Start with broad terms, then narrow your results using the search within radio button or the Refine this search panel on the search results page.


Creative images

Professionally-shot and user-generated stock photos that offer both conceptual and real-life content. Available for commercial use.

Editorial images

Current and archival photos of newsworthy events in news, sport and entertainment. Additional clearances may be required for commercial use.


Highly stylized, with high production value, rights-managed (RM) images come from our premier collections. RM content is priced and licensed based on usage – some can be licensed with exclusive rights.


Our royalty-free (RF) images span a range of popular themes and collections, with both professionally-shot and user-generated photos. RF content offers affordable pricing based on image size, and can be used in any application – for as long as you like, in as many different projects as you like.

Common problems
IssueDo this
Too few results You may have applied too many filters. Try removing some or clearing all filters to change your results.
Too many results In the Refine this search panel on the left side of the search results page, you will find options that allow you to filter your results based on several categories.
Want to start over Restart your search by choosing the New search radio button and clicking the Search button.
Need keywords Want help brainstorming keywords and concepts? Use Catalyst – our visual search tool.