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Your Guide to the All-New Pond5

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You’ve probably noticed things are looking a little — or a lot — different around here. This year marks the introduction of a new look for Pond5, complete with a slew of new features that will help you embrace your creativity like never before. To help get you situated, here’s a quick rundown of some of the things you’ll discover on the new site.

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A Reinvented Look and Logo

In addition to streamlining and modernizing our complete website experience, we’ve given Pond5 a new logo — one that embodies our forward-thinking philosophy and the constantly morphing media world in which we operate. It’s fluid, flexible, and endlessly adaptable, just like the millions of creative assets in our collection.

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Enhanced Search and Suggestions

Backed by AI-based algorithms, our search functionality is more powerful than ever, allowing you to discover media based on a plethora of variables and criteria. You can also view media similar to a selected item to help you further refine your search — a first in our industry for video-based search.

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Pond5 Memberships

For those who need media often, we’ve introduced two new membership plans, Pro and Premium. Both plans allow you to get a set number of downloads each month from our new Membership Collection, along with a discount of 10% on all other Pond5 purchases. Explore the plans now to see which one is right for you.

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The New Pond5 Blog

To support our vision of making Pond5 the leading resource for independent creatives and media professionals, we’ve relaunched the Pond5 Blog as a hub for education, inspiration, and inside industry tips. We’ll be updating the blog every day with tutorials, professional advice, exclusive interviews, artist spotlights, featured collections, and more, so check back regularly to stay up to date and join the conversation.

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Collections, Reimagined

We’ve completely overhauled the way collections work on Pond5. Now you can drag and drop media directly into a collection in the expandable Collections Bar on the right of any Pond5 page. Use these to save favorites, build mood boards, flesh out concepts, and streamline your workflow. Make your collections public, share them with selected recipients for collaboration, or keep them private for your eyes only.

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Artist Portfolios Perfected

Pond5 artists now have the ability to enhance their portfolio pages with a new level of customized control. Upload header images, personalize your bio, and hand curate your media to help customers find what they need faster and easier.

The one thing that hasn’t changed, of course, is our commitment to our artists, and to bringing their work to the world through our ever-growing library of royalty-free video, music, sound effects, images, and more. Stay tuned for even more exciting developments in the near (and far) future, and keep checking in right here on the blog for your daily dose of creative inspiration.