|How to use the LarryUlrich.com search facility|
By default, this search engine uses the All Words method. With this method, the search string: "Oregon river" will result in images which have both words associated with them and you will only see images which are of rivers in Oregon. Only words with four characters or more can be found using this method, shorter words will be ignored. Technically this is a "Boolean AND" search.
To search just the captions, choose the Exact phrase method. This setting searches captions only for exact matches to the word or words you specify. This method is good for looking for short words such as "sea" or "red", or phrases which contain short words such as "sea lion".
To provide a broader search, choose the Any Word method which searches for the specified words and returns images which match ANY of those words (but not necessarily all) found either the caption or a list of appropriate keywords associated with those images. This means that if you search for "house home", all the images which have either the word "house" OR the word "home" will be found and displayed. Technically this is a "Boolean OR" search. As with the All Words search, only words with four characters or more can be found using this method.
A fourth search option is called Advanced search syntax which lets you specify special methods for fine tuning your search. Click here for advanced search examples
You can also choose to search by image ID, if you know it.
The last search option searches only our stock lists. Choosing Stock Lists Only causes all of our stock lists to be searched for matches to the word or words you specify. Unlike the two options above, only exact matches to the words, word order, and punctuation, as specified are found (although character case differences are ignored).
For boolean (AND or OR) word searches, words shorter than four characters are ignored, as are quote marks, parentheses, and all
punctuation. Only the whole words you specify are searched for so be sure to include both
singular and plural versions of words when appropriate. For instance if you want to view
all images with one or more boats, search for "boat boats boating ship ships shipping".
Advanced search method examples:
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