About the fields
Keywords / Body of Text: either add a couple of keywords that define the types of keywords or images you are looking for or paste in a long body of text which will then be analyzed and the main keywords and keyphrases will be automatically extracted.
Enable Autocomplete: helps increase speed by correcting your spelling against a dictionary of over 21,000 words (primarily English). Find out more here.
Exclude: add any words you want to ensure are excluded e.g. if you are searching for images that are orange in colour but not related to the fruit, add the word ‘fruit’ to the exclude field.
Image Count: this defines the number of images to be analysed for keywords. The higher the number you choose, the more images are analysed and the more keywords and images are returned, but the longer it will take for the keywords and images to be gathered.
Image Sort: you can choose either Popular or Newest depending on which types of images you wish to focus on. Newest will analyse the most recent images contributed to Shutterstock or Flickr. Popular will analyse the images that have received the most downloads (Shutterstock) or the most comments and views (Flickr).
Flickr Images: By default, the tool will only retrieve images from the Shutterstock collection, however, by choosing Include, you can also include image results from Flickr.
About the buttons
Find Keywords: retrieves the associated keywords based on your criteria. From here, you can quickly choose and export your selection.
Find Images: retrieves images that meet the criteria for inspiration or purchase.
Find Creatives: retrieves the names of artists, photographers and designers at Shutterstock who actively use the keywords searched.
Help: shows and hides this help section.