The Hindu Images is a web-based online catalogue cum storefront for The Hindu's rights managed photo stock.
The images are classified across 17 categories viz.
- Arts, Culture & Entertainment
- Crime, Law & Justice
- Disaster & Accident
- Economy, Business & Finance
- Human Interest
- Life style & Leisure
- Religion & Belief
- Science & Technology
- War, Conflicts & Peace
Users can choose the pictures that suit their requirements through the search utility.
To find the images there are two search options available. Search (a quick search) or the Advanced search.
To perform a quick search
- Go to our homepage. Enter the keyword(s) of the images or the photo id of the specific image.
- Click 'Go' and images matching your search criteria will be shown on a search results page.
Advanced search contains more options for searching images. Link to 'Advanced Search' is available in the top panel of our homepage and all other pages in the site.The search options are grouped into 2 heads. They are
- Event Details
- Photographer Name
This option is given to narrow down search for a image using its event date range, location which includes city, state and country.
If you are seraching the photos of a particular photographer then you can choose his name from the drop down list.
This page lists the search results with a thumbnail view of the images matching the search criteria. A detailed view of the image can be seen by clicking on the thumbnail. The image can be added to your 'Wishlist' for purchasing at a later time. You can also add the image to the cart by clicking on the “Cart” link. Navigation to search result pages is provided at the top and bottom the page.
Image Type and Exclusive purchase:
Pricing of images in The Hindu Images depends on purpose and license required. You can choose based on your requirement. In the Image details screen, you can see the pricelist based on the image type and resolution. There is also a provision for exclusive usage of an image. On clicking 'Exclusive Usage' you will be shown a list with the exclusive duration along with the cost. You can choose from 3 months to 8 years.
Shopping Cart page contains the list of images added by you for purchase on the current session. It shows the price of each selected image and the purpose, usage details selected, so that you can decide on the price. From here you can recalculate the price, remove the image from order, remove the image and add it to wishlist. For checking out you can use Proceed to Payment'. You will be taken to the Order Payment Page. You can also continue shopping after adding an image to the cart using 'Continue Shopping' link.