Advanced search help


Searching


The search engine is a combination of a Full Text Search (FTS) engine in the database (keywords) in combination with extra logic (colon words).

Keywords


The FTS can cope with a search tree. To describe the tree you can use
AND, NOT, OR, ( and ).

AND:
yellow and flower
FTS engine must find keywords "yellow" and "flower" for a clip to be found

OR:
yellow or flower
FTS engine must find at least one of "yellow" or "flower" for a clip to be found

NOT:
not yellow and flower
FTS engine must not find "yellow" and at least one "flower"

():
(not yellow and not red and flower) or dog
FTS engine returns results where not "yellow", not "red" and at least one flower is found, or/and "dog" is found.

dog or girl and walking or car
...is the same as...
dog or (girl and walking) or car
...hence normal precedence order applies (if not it's a bug).

dog girl
...is the same as...
dog and girl

Colon words


The colon words are independent of the keyword search tree. Hence they don't care about if they are inside a () or not. They apply to everything. Think of them as a filter; you have a result set and it must pass through all colon words to be part of the result set.

If you want to search for artist apa you can search for:
artist:apa
If you want to search for artist apa and artist banan you can search for:
artist:apa artist:banan
...or if you prefer to...
artist:apa:banan

All colon words can be more than one.

Some colon words has a negation as well. For example

artist invertable
artist:apa
Return all clips by artist apa. You can also search for apa as the artist name is indexed by FTS but if someone has apa as a keyword or description you get these clips too.

!artist:apa:banan
Excludes all clips from search results by artist apa and banan from the result set.

aspect
aspect:169
clip is 16:9 in aspect. Possible values: "43", "169", "169native", "169anamorphic", "169letterboxed", "other".

atbgt
atbgt:0
Clips that have been added to a bin more times than this in their lifetime.

atblt
atblt:10
Clips that have been added to a bin less times than this in their lifetime.

atcgt
atbgt:0
Clips that have been added to a cart more times than this in their lifetime.

atclt
atblt:10
Clips that have been added to a cart less times than this in their lifetime.

attach
attach:matte
Shows clips with different kinds of attachments.

clipbin
clipbin:123
Return all clips in public clipbin with binid 123. You have this link on edit_bins, to the right of "public clipbin?".

durationgt
durationgt:400
Show all clips with duration greater than 400 mS.

durationlt
durationlt:400
Show all clips with duration less than 400mS.

editorial
discl:editorial
Show only clips marked for editorial use only.

not editorial
discl:noeditorial
Show all clips not marked for editorial use.

explicit
misc:nonude
Exclude clips marked as explicit (database value is nude).

not explicit
misc:nude
Show only clips marked as explicit (database value is nude).

fps
fps:25:30
Show all clips with fps rounded to 25 or 30.

framerendering
framerendering:progressive
Possible values are progressive and interlace.

item
item:101:202:303
Show all clips with clipid 101, 202 or 303. Note: You don't have to do this anymore. It is enough to just write the id:s with space between.

itemgt
itemgt:60000
Show all clips with itemid greater than 60000.

itemlt
itemlt:60000
Show all clips with itemid less than 60000.

lineseq
lineseq:576
Show all clips with number of liness equal to 576.

linesgt
linesgt:719
Show all clips with number of liness greater than 719.

lineslt
lineslt:720
Show all clips with number of lines less than 720.

misc
misc:notop5
Shows clips without top5 keywords

misc:ismaster
Shows only master clips.

misc:nativepic
Shows only files uploaded directly to Pond5 (excluding partner images or any files via api).

pricegt
pricegt:40
Show all clips with price greater than $40.

pricelt
pricelt:40
Show all clips with price less than $40.

ratinggt
ratinggt:4
Show all clips with rating greater than 4.

ratinglt
ratinglt:4
Show all clips with rating less than 4.

salegt
salegt:4
Show all clips with number of sales greater than 4.

salelt
ratinglt:4
Show all clips with number of sales less than 4.

xreseq
xreseq:720
Shows clips exactly this many pixels wide.

URL flags


adv
If 1, advanced search box is open.
bm
This is a representation of the format checkboxes in the search window to the left.
no
Number of clips per page. Defaults to no=24.
p
Which page of search results? 0..
pf_fullscreen
If 1, left boxes and menu are hidden.
ps
If 1, only search results are shown. Eg no prev/next links nor advanced search.
q
This is the search string.
sb
This is the sort by flag. Change the sort by drop down to see what happens with it.