1. Refining an existing search:
You can refine your existing search results using the grey side bar on left-hand side of the screen. This will allow you to filter results by technique, photographer, artist, or museum. It will also allow you to choose between b/w and colour images, select landscape or portrait format images, or search for extra large scan sizes.
2. Running a new advanced search:
If you are looking for something more specific, you can run a new advanced search using the "+" symbol at the very top of the page. The most popular functions are searching by keyword (or a number of keywords), searching by source (photographer or partner collection), searching by museum, or searching within a given time period using the "event date" fields.
3. More helpful search tips:
You can run a wildcard search using *.
For example: snow* will search for snow, snowing, snowy, snowfall, snowman, snowball etc.
You can use AND, OR and NOT between two words to further refine your search:
AND: your search results will include only images containing both words.
For example: snow AND landscape will search for images depicting landscapes with snow.
OR: your search results will include images containing either one or both of the words.
For example: snow OR winter will search for images depicting snow or winter, or both.
NOT: your search results will exclude all images containing the second word.
For example: snow NOT sleigh will search for images depicting snow without any sleighs.
You can use words in double quotation marks to search for an exact phrase.
For example: "The Hunters in the Snow" will search for the famous Brueghel painting of this title.