You are able to search images and videos in a number of
different ways. The various search filters are available at the
top of the search result page (click the
Refine button to see available filters).
The search engine on the website scans keywords and titles, but not captions. You can search directly for images and videos by using the SPL reference numbers as a keyword phrase.
We also have a section of the site with a keyword index.
There are three ways in which images or videos can be ordered:
The default ordering (relevance) uses a mixture of the other two, so that the images appearing in the first pages contain a mixture of best sellers as well as recently added images that don't yet have any sales history.
If you don't find what you are looking for, take advantage of our Free Expert Research Service. Our experienced researchers will send you a selection of images or videos. There is no charge for this service, which is available from Monday-Friday, from 9am-6pm (UK time).
Boards are areas where you can save images and videos for your project. If you need to discuss a potential order, we have access to your boards and are happy to help you. Our research team can also create boards, based on your search needs, which you so then can view in your board area.
New boards can be created at the top of the Your
boards page. Previews of the existing boards show a
summary and the first four media. To view a board, click on the
View board button.
Once you set up a board, add comments using the
button. To order some or all of the images select the
Add to basket button.
Email a board to one or more contacts using
Images can be downloaded as digital high resolution or low resolution files. Royalty Free images are available in a range of file sizes from 500 KB to 50+ MB.
You may notice that your downloaded file is compressed. All files are delivered in a standard JPEG format, which on average reduces the file size by a factor of 10. See below for the approximate pixel dimensions of images available for download:
|File Size||Print Size||Pixel Dimensions|
|500 KB||4 x 3 cm at 300 dpi||530 x 354|
|1 MB||6 x 4 cm at 300 dpi||724 x 483|
|10 MB||20 x 13 cm at 300 dpi||2290 x 1527|
|30 MB||33 x 22 cm at 300 dpi||3965 x 2644|
|50+ MB||44 x 29 cm at 300 dpi||5119 x 3414|
Clients with Premium account can download high resolution files. A licence fee is charged for the images used.
Any special request should be added in the comment area provided. This information is sent with your order to your Account Manager. Use this field to let us know if your project has any deadlines or if you have particular requirements for the size of the files or their format.
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