There are various ways through which you are able to filter images in the CMC, all of which helps narrow search results and surface more relevant images
- Sorting by filters
- Sources: NewsCred provides the services of renowned, premium image sources such as Getty, Shuttershock, Twenty20, Reuters etc.
- Layout: Horizontal or Vertical - set to landscape if always using landscape
- Size: Choose manually on how large you want your image to be. High resolution generally surfaces better quality images
- Sorting by relevance or date
- Relevance: more variety in the search results, but top images are usually more dated
- Date: Provides newer images, usually acquired from "trending topics or happenings"
- Trends for 2017
- Filtered Images (Instagram-esque)
- Flat Images (animation and drawings)
- Authentic Images (don't look staged like typical "stock photos")
- The more detailed the search, the more filtered the results
- Formatting of searches: "term" and "term"
- Filter by:
- Locations: eg. "DJ" and "Beach" or "Music Festival" and "Outdoors"
- Events: eg. "Cocktail" and "Christmas"
- Photography Style:
- "Concert" and "Silhouette"
- "Music" and "Vintage"
- "Dessert" and "Filter"
- "New York City" and "Blurred" or "Out of Focus" or "Abstract"
- "Oyster" and "Closeup"
- Be as detailed as possible to avoid digging
- More keywords: "term" and "term" and "term" and "term"
- Use of Ands and Ors
- Ands in searching results in broad (and usually better) results
- eg. NOT "red light" but "red" and "light", because a caption could say "light is red" rather than "red light"
- Using OR = more results, but more digging
- eg. "concert" or "festival"
Instead of just searching for “casserole.”, being a bit more specific always helps and searching for “green bean casserole” will bring forth better relevancy and variation in search results. Further examples of as such has been provided below.
- Instead of “fish,” search for “salmon” or “haddock”
- Instead of “soup,” search for “chowder” or “clam chowder”
- Instead of “pie,” search for “apple pie” or “lattice apple pie”
- Instead of “pasta,” search for “ziti” or “rigatoni”
- Instead of “steak,” search for “t-bone” or “porterhouse”
If there’s a cooking method associated with the food, try adding these terms
- Ex: Fried, braised, sauteed, boiled, steamed, smoked, grilled
- ie, sauteed spinach
If there’s a preparation associated, try these terms
- Ex: Chopped, sliced, julienne, peeled, shaved
- ie, sliced ham
You could also add utensils, silverware, dinner setting information
- Ex: bowl, plate, tray, fork, spoon, pot, tongs
- ie, noodle bowl
More search tips
- Create moods using colors: eg. "concert" and "red"
- Think of search terms in British English too: eg. "Holiday" results in vacation photos
- Get creative: sometimes the best search results come as a result of experimentation. If you find a search combination that works particularly well, click the "Save Search" button to the left of the "Search" button and use it in the future!
- Favorites is how you can save the images you love the most — the ones you may want to use or review later
- This can be done in both the Content Explorer and in the image picker on a task when you select a 'Featured Image' for your article
- Clicking the 'heart' icon saves the image to Favorites, which you can access from the aforementioned two places under “Favorites”
- You can un-Favorite an image at any time.
- You can share your "Favorites" with your teammates in the CMC. If you "Favorite" something, others have access to it, too!