Thursday, March 4, 2010 Upgrades Search Efficiency with Over 170,000 Stock Photos

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Berlin, Germany, 03/03/2010 - Photocase, a leading stock photography portal in Germany announced today an upgrade of the search efficiency and relevancy which will improve the user experience on the site.

Photocase CEO Frank Erler announced today that Photocase upgraded their search engine in a move that will improve search efficiency and relevancy.

"Photocase has always had a great search engine, and this update improves upon the already great system. We've added some great new features like Similar Photos, and improved our search results to include a new sort function. Buyers can now get better search results and then use our new Similar Photos button to brainstorm by viewing similar and related photos."

How a photo performs (rated by a combination of views, clicks, faves, comments and downloads) will now have a direct effect on our new Sort function, which gives users the ability to sort user searches by Relevance, Date and Interestingness.

The Similar Photos system is also a big improvement. When a user searches for a photo and finds a great one and wants to see more like it, they can simply click the = icon below the image and they will instantly be presented with a selection of similar photos.

In addition to the search updates, the Photo Detail page has been reworked based on suggestions and comments made by our buyers. The page now is easier to use and to navigate and will make it easier for buyers to download that perfect Photocase photo. Also added is a mouse-over preview, where users can simply move their cursor over the thumbnail in the search results page to see a larger version of the photo.

"We spent a long time developing these changes and upgrades and we're really excited that we now get to show them off," said Erler. "Improving the search efficiency and relevancy gives another powerful tool to our users so they can find that perfect Photocase photo quickly and get back to creating great designs. These upgrades and changes will have a hugely positive effect on the quality of the search results, resulting in a better overall user-experience."

About Photocase

Photocase ( is a strictly curated stock photography website specializing in creative, unique stock photography. By offering unique photography at affordable prices, Photocase has steadily grown to become one of the most popular stock photo sites in Germany. Photocase was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Berlin, Germany. 

Photocase: Good for your eyes.

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