Search query customization

Extensive search query customization options are available in picTrove 2. You can easily change the query that each service will execute with intuitive, draggable slider controls.


Google Images Configuration

Google search in picTrove 2 allows direct customization of resolution size, in pixel width x height. You can also customize to show results only found within a time period from now, choose image layout, the type of Photo as well as what photo license type should be used. An interesting choice in the Type customization, is Animated – once chosen, Google will only return animated GIFs which picTrove will render beautifully, right in the full screen browsing experience.


The various configuration options of the Bing Images service.
In picTrove 2, Bing has size configuration with predetermined size categories. An interesting configuration is the People slider, if you turn this on you will only get photos with people in them. Layout and Photo Type configuration options are also available, along with Age, License and Color.


The various configuration options of the Flickr images service

In picTrove 2, Flickr provides several sort options – you can choose from relevance, date uploaded or taken and interestingness as sort order configuration. There’s also an Uploaded and Taken filter available. Lastly, Flickr also provides License selection options. If you login to flickr, picTrove 2 can search for private or “unsafe” photos which are otherwise not accessible.


The configuration screen for 500px

In picTrove 2, 500px offers various sorting options – you can choose from the Latest uploaded to the most popular. If you choose a category, then only photos matching your category choice will be returned.


The configuration choices for deviantART service

In picTrove 2, you can configure deviantART searches by choosing how you want results to be sorted and also filter photos from only a particular category. To see the top deviations from any category, simply choose values and press Search without entering a search phrase.

Instagram, Twitter, Giphy

Instagram, Twitter and Gipy do not offer any parameter customization. Please note that you need to login to Instagram and Twitter with your user account to let picTrove fetch results from these services.,,,

These services are site-queries run through the Bing Images web search engine, so the available configuration parameters will be the same as Bing.