How to search your own portfolio.......
Ok for some time now, in fact from the time I started on here I have all ways searched for my pictures by going into my online files link in the management area. As my portfolio has grown this has resulted in an issue that this feature will only return a maximum of 20 files.
So with help from Tangie I have now worked out how to search my portfolio properly using the tool that DT has in place but you may never have found/used it yourselves, I certainly have never stumbled across it.
So here it is...............
To search your on portfolio in depth simply open the tab " Dreamstime advanced search", this can be found to the right of the main search box under the "Management Area"/"Buy Credits" tab.
Can you see it? Simply click this and it opens up a few options, you need "Only from contributor:" section, simply insert here your own user name as it appears on DT then enter your keywords to search for in your port in the main search engine box....... Hey presto only your results will show up and more than 20 if there is more than 20 in your port. For me it was " cruise ship" I wanted to tidy up in my port, the old way only returned 20, this way returns 111 in my port so I can see all that I want to work on.
Last point as I just found out, remember when you have finished doing this to go back to the area where you entered your username and remove it or every search you make will only return your port or zero returns, initially making me think DT servers were down when my search results came up 0.
Hope all this makes some sense and if it does not then feel free to ask questions here :-)
happy snapping all.
P.S this will only really help the bigger portfolios but it's a good habit I guess to get into.
Photo credits: Tamara Bauer.
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