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How to find an image using the ID

Joined in September 2016
Posts: 1
Posted 5 August 2019 - 01:44 CET

Hi folks,

Is there a quick way to find an image on if you know the image ID? The Advanced Search page has only 4 fields to search on, none of them being the image ID. I thought I could wing it as with other sites, like or where one can insert the image ID in the URL (in the right place of course) and it will work, but when I tried it with it did not work.

For example, I was emailed image ID 779213 (and a few others). Like in or, I thought I could put in the id in the URL:

but it doesn't work. It's a cabin-inside image so no registration to search on, but I was able to find it using the photographer, but the process took from several minutes to almost 20 minutes in another situation where the image was all the way at the end of the 20+ page list, vs the few seconds it takes when using the URL and plugging the ID in there.

Any shortcuts for this situation, besides doing a reg or photographer search which can take longer?

Thanks and Cheers,


Michael Carbery 

Joined in June 2008
Posts: 1143
Posted 5 August 2019 - 09:26 CET

Hi Christos,

the quickest way is just to go to any image on the site e.g.

and just change the number after /photo/ with the ID you're looking e.g.

Yes the details after the ID are incorrect but it will show you the correct image.

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