It is now easier to search for Shutterstock videos

Shutterstock has launched Reverse Image Search for videos on their platform. This feature should make it easier for you to search for Shutterstock videos.

Reverse Image Search should make it easier for you to find what you are looking for on Shutterstock. Basically, all you have to do is upload an image to search, instead of having to search using keywords.

“This new feature empowers you to focus on what matters most — your video projects — by making it faster than ever to find exactly what you’re looking for in our footage library,” says Shutterstock.

How does Reverse Image Search help you find Shutterstock videos

Shutterstock’s neural network analyzes every video clip in the library to find the video preview image and capture the characteristics of the clip. You can upload a photo, a frame, or a screenshot to find a clip you need. Once it is uploaded, Shutterstock’s algorithm searches for videos with a similar look and feel to the image that was uploaded.

The Reverse Image Search matched results to the image you provide
The Reverse Image Search matched results to the image you provide

It seems like a great addition to Shutterstock’s search. Now if a video editor needs to find a missing shot, they can find something that matches much more efficiently and more quickly. Shot aspects like location, light temperature and even wall color can be matched by the algorithm. It will make a lot of lives easier.

How to use it

To start using Reverse Image Search to find Shutterstock videos, go to the website’s landing page. Once on the landing page, click the Camera icon in the search bar. Next, drag or upload the image you want to use into the search field. After it is uploaded, Shutterstock’s algorithm will get to work and start searching. After that, you can see the results of the search and you can pick the clip you want.

You can try out the search now at Shutterstock’s website.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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