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Refine your searches when looking for stock media
There may be some search or keyword terms that will help you even more with your projects. We have a helpful list of search term tips to help you get there.
These are some of the lesser-known words that might be helpful getting the exact kind of images you need:
- With “isolated” or “cutout” you can quickly find images of people or objects on a typical white background that can easily be integrated into designs. Excluding those terms will show you more images in a realistic environment, so this works both ways
- While “People” is obvious, “nobody” doesn't come to mind so easily if you are looking for an empty office
- “Child“, “Adult“, “Mature Adult“, “Senior” can be used to reduce the search results to an age range
- “African American” or “Asian” might sound known if you are specifically looking for someone from those ethnicities. “Caucasian” is a lesser known term and can be used to find those people from European descent
- “Copy Space” (or “copyspace”) indicates images where the photographer has left some part of the image blurred or open to allow easy addition of text for an ad
- “Blur” or “Bokeh” will give you image results of images with blur or unfocused backgrounds
- “Streak” will give you long exposure images of streaming lights
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Just to let you know, this page was last updated Sunday, Oct 21 18