Advanced search help
The search engine is a combination of a Full Text Search (FTS) engine in the database (keywords) in combination with extra logic (colon words).
The FTS can cope with a search tree. To describe the tree you can use
AND, NOT, OR, ( and ).
yellow and flower
FTS engine must find keywords "yellow" and "flower" for a clip to be found
yellow or flower
FTS engine must find at least one of "yellow" or "flower" for a clip to be found
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).
...is the same as...
dog and girl
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:
If you want to search for artist apa and artist banan you can search for:
...or if you prefer to...
All colon words can be more than one.
Some colon words has a negation as well. For example
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.
Excludes all clips from search results by artist apa and banan from the result set.
clip is 16:9 in aspect. Possible values: "43", "169", "169native", "169anamorphic", "169letterboxed", "other".
Clips that have been added to a bin more times than this in their lifetime.
Clips that have been added to a bin less times than this in their lifetime.
Clips that have been added to a cart more times than this in their lifetime.
Clips that have been added to a cart less times than this in their lifetime.
Shows clips with different kinds of attachments.
Return all clips in public clipbin with binid 123. You have this link on edit_bins, to the right of "public clipbin?".
Show all clips with duration greater than 400 mS.
Show all clips with duration less than 400mS.
Show only clips marked for editorial use only.
Show all clips not marked for editorial use.
Exclude clips marked as explicit (database value is nude).
Show only clips marked as explicit (database value is nude).
Show all clips with fps rounded to 25 or 30.
Possible values are progressive and interlace.
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.
Show all clips with itemid greater than 60000.
Show all clips with itemid less than 60000.
Show all clips with number of liness equal to 576.
Show all clips with number of liness greater than 719.
Show all clips with number of lines less than 720.
Shows clips without top5 keywords
Shows only master clips.
Shows only files uploaded directly to Pond5 (excluding partner images or any files via api).
Show all clips with price greater than $40.
Show all clips with price less than $40.
Show all clips with rating greater than 4.
Show all clips with rating less than 4.
Show all clips with number of sales greater than 4.
Show all clips with number of sales less than 4.
Shows clips exactly this many pixels wide.
If 1, advanced search box is open.
This is a representation of the format checkboxes in the search window to the left.
Number of clips per page. Defaults to no=24.
Which page of search results? 0..
If 1, left boxes and menu are hidden.
If 1, only search results are shown. Eg no prev/next links nor advanced search.
This is the search string.
This is the sort by flag. Change the sort by drop down to see what happens with it.