Search enables you to find your files quickly and easily. Access the most recently uploaded and updated files by clicking the magnifying glass.

You can also access the the recently uploaded and updated files by clicking the Recent Items button, the clock icon on the left hand column.

Filter Search

You can filter search where the project is (In), the (Type) of the project, the specific date the project was (Created), the specific date the project was (Modified), the user the project or asset was uploaded (By), the filename, title, or description the project (Contains), the (Filesize) of the project, the width and/or height (Dimensions) of the project, the (Duration) of the project, and existing (Tags) connected to the project.

Clicking the search bar, presents you with a dropdown list of different value prompts to choose from.

Select a prompt and the search engine routes you to the search results page. You can select multiple values to help narrow your search.

Selecting this prompt in the search menu allows you to get results for partial matches. You also have the option to select the box for "exact match only" which will show only show you the result of what you enter into the search bar.

Save Your Searches

You are also able to Save any of your searches for easy and convenient access in your SHIFT search bar.

To do this, enter in the search bar any of the values you commonly use to search for an asset i.e. Type, Filesize, Tag etc. and select the "Save" option at the end of the search bar.

You will then be asked to name this Saved Search which can be accessed anytime in your SHIFT search bar.

After you enter the name for your Saved Search, click "Save". All your Saved Searches will be available to you for easy access whenever you click into the search bar in your Projects, Recent Items or Search Tab in your SHIFT account. Simply click on one of your Saved Searches to view the results of the search.

Using the Metadata Search Function

SHIFT automatically scans every file uploaded for supported metadata types. That metadata is indexed and becomes searchable after upload.

Searchable types of metadata include: XMP, GPS, IPTC, and EXIF.

Enter the metadata keyword and tag and select "Apply" to search.

To filter the search by more than one metadata tag, select the “+” icon next to the Key and Tag search field or the “-” to remove a search item.

Filters & Facet Menu

There is a facet menu where you can view your projects and filter your search to sort by tags or asset type.

Each of these facets will have a number next to the tag name and type which indicates how many assets have those tags or apply to that type.

Clicking the arrow surrounded by horizontal lines will take you to the Facet Menu. Under Filters, you can click the options to specify your search.


The main page is your projects home screen. You can access your projects and assets within each project by clicking the file cabinet icon.

Like the Search, Spotlight, and Recent Items pages, This screen can be viewed as either a grid or a list. At the top right of the screen you can click between a cluster of small squares (grid) and three horizontal bars (list).

You can view your projects and their sub-folders here.

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