Searching the image library

There are thousands of images within the image library. Here are some useful tips and tricks on how to find the image you need quickly and effectively.

When you first open the image library a list of categories is available to you via a dropdown list under the 'Browse by category' tag.

Top tip: When we add new images, these will be added near the front of a category, so browsing through this list is a good way of seeing anything new.

Browsing through these is a great way to get to know the range of images available in the library as well as the different styles. If you know what you are looking for, it’s quicker to search.

Here are a few key things to remember when searching:

  • Use keywords only
    Images are tagged with relevant keywords and not joining words. For example, if you want to find 'a group of people' just search for 'group people'.
  • Search using words, not symbols or emojis
    Search for ‘question’ rather than ‘?’ or ‘smile’ rather than ‘☺’
  • Search in a supported language
    You can search in English (US and UK), Spanish or Portuguese

Browse and Search Image Library

How to refine your search

For some searches you might find you get hundreds, or even thousands of images in the results. For example, if you search for 'people'. So it's a good idea to refine your search to narrow down the number of matching images you get.

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You can do this by adding more keywords to your search so that the results more closely match what you are looking for. For example, if you searched for 'people female paramedic' instead of just 'people', you would get a much shorter list of, more appropriate images.

search female paramedic

While the thumbnails give a great idea about the content of an image, it’s good to be sure you have the right image before adding it to the canvas. So it's a good idea to preview a few before you select one.

Right-click on the thumbnail (Windows) or Ctrl+click on the thumbnail (macOS) and select 'Preview Image'. This will load a larger window where you will see the image being drawn.

preview image

We hope you found these tips useful and if you have any feedback on images you would like to see in VideoScribe, please contribute to our customer forum.