With the stock image integration, you’re able to enrich your Media Library with assets provided by various stock image providers. This way, you don’t have to download and upload assets from third parties to Frontify, but integrate them into your libraries right away.

Activating Stock Image Integrations

To activate the integration, you have to enter the backend of your Media Library. Provided that you possess editing rights, you can click on the ‘Settings’ cogwheel in your power bar and select ‘Integrations’  to find a new section called ‘Stock Image Integration’ there. For now, you can make use of the Unsplash and EyeEm integrations. Additional stock image integrations will be added soon. By toggling the respective button, you can activate the stock image integrations.

Searching for Stock Images

Once you’ve activated the integration, you’re able to search for assets that suit particular search terms in the consumer view of the Media Library. Note that as a viewer, you’re only able to browse through stock images of a certain provider, but can’t add assets to the existing libraries within Frontify. Adding assets is only possible if you have editing rights. 

There are two ways to integrate stock images into your Media Library. One way to add stock images to your asset gallery is by searching for a non-existent keyword in your library. In this case, a notification will appear on your empty screen giving you the possibility to browse through the assets from all available stock image providers.

The second way to make use of stock image integrations is by switching to the edit mode while being in the consumer view of your Media Library and adding the stock image integration as a facet. To do this, open the filter dropdown in your search bar, click on ‘Add Facet,’ and switch to the tab called ‘Others’.

There, you’ll see a new option called ‘Stock Image Providers’ available. Choose this option, and give this facet a title in order for it to appear in your facets.

Once integrated as a facet, you can check the preferred stock image provider and browse through respective assets by entering a keyword in the search bar.

Locate the asset you like, and click on it to enter the asset viewer. There, you can find a new button called ‘Add to Media Library.’ Click on it and wait until the checkmark appears, indicating the image has been added to your Media Library.

If you’re adding the same stock asset to your Media Library for a second time, a pop up will give you a hint about it, asking you whether or not you want to include it again. Either agree or disagree to proceed.

In case you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our support team. 

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