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Accunet/AP Multimedia Archive
Contains photographs, audio sound bites, graphics, and text spanning over 160 years of history.
For more information and tips visit the AccuNet Help page.
Photo Search Tips
Showcases and Featured Events:
Check on the AP Images homepage to find groupings of current event images. The images are automatically selected and are updated every 36 hours.
- Search for Editorial Images
- Choose from: All Photos, Sports, Entertainment, US Domestic News, International News, Financial News
- Historical photos date from 1996 back to the 1800s
- More Media
- Print Graphics
- Text Archives
- Search for APTOPIX to find the top picks of AP editors
- Searched by pre-defined
concepts. The concept corresponds the idea the photograph is displaying.
Searchable concepts are:
- adulation, aggression, amusement, anger,
bizarre, boredom, burden, celebration, cold, comic, concentration, concern,
confinement, confrontation, content, contrast, curious, cute, defeat, deserted,
despair, destruction, determined, devout, diligence, dry, enjoyment,
excitement, family, fear, freedom, friendship, grief, happy, hot, humor,
isolation, lonely, love, mature, meditative, pain, passion, peaceful, pensive,
poor, power, pride, reverence, searching, serene, hock, solemn, spacious,
speed, stark, strong, suffer, surprise, tension, thin, tired, tranquil, vanity,
violent, weak, wealth, wet, wonder and youth.
- Example: celebration:concept
- Search by dominant color. The 10
hues represented in the database are:
- blue, red, yellow, green, orange, white, black, brown, purple and
- Example: yellow:hue
- Search for “Obit” to find photos of people who have passed
away or “Obit: person’s name” for specific person
- Limit your search by
- Arrived Within-to find images that were added to the database during a specific period of time
- Created Between
- People-the people in the image
- Event-you can enter a specific event or just click on the "Group" box to see your search results sorted by event
- Source-most images are from AP but there are some from other sources.
- City, State, Country
- Image ID
- Orientation: vertical, horizontal, or both
- Color: black and white, color, or both
Graphics Search Tips
- Within graphics you can search for logos, "how-to" home improvement projects, indexes, and house of the week with drafting plans
- To search for graphics in Spanish, use the keyword "grafico" or "Spangraph"
- grafico and ciudad
- grafico and misione
- To search for graphics in German, type the word "grafik" or enter your search term in German
- To find a timeline, search for "timeline and your topic"
- timeline and Iraq
- timeline and Haig
- timeline and senate
- To find home improvement projects, use the keyword "apnh" (Associated Press on the House).
Navigating the Results:
- Click on the orange hypertext in the results to refines your search
- Click on image to see image details (metadata)
- Downloaded images have no watermark but when you use the quick save function images will have a watermark
- Multiple images will download as a zip file.