We have a great new feature to tell you about. You can now save a stock image search and tell Shutterstock to e-mail you whenever new images match it. It’s a huge time-saver if you routinely hunt for the same kinds of images, frequently need stock images of a particular subject, or want to follow your favorite Shutterstock photographers and artists.
Here’s a quick demo of how it works. Look for a new link near the top of the Shutterstock search panel labeled Saved Searches & Alerts.
All you need is a free Shutterstock browse account to start getting notified whenever images come in that suit your interests. For this example, let’s suppose you’re a designer for a fitness magazine and you’re constantly looking for vertical images of people riding bikes.
Step 1. Compose a search for the word “bikes” with the People Search box checked (so we know the image will contain model-released people), and the orientation box set to Vertical Only.
Step 2. Click the “Saved Searches & Alerts” link and a panel will slide out with some additional options. Give your search a name so you can remember it — we’re calling this one “bikes with people, vertical.” Turning on an e-mail alert is optional, but in this case we’re going to activate it and set the frequency to “once a day.” Then we’ll click save.
Step 3. You’ll start getting e-mails from Shutterstock whenever new images match your saved search criteria. It will work for any search, including a search by a photographer’s name, a search by color, or any other field. You can manage your saved searches by clicking “Saved Searches & Alerts” when you’re logged in. It’s easy to run your saved searches any time, delete them, and create new ones.
You can read more about our recent search upgrades in this press release.