Nothing found? Your image professionals know what to do.

You are looking for a needle in a haystack or can't find the right keywords? Describe your specific research requirements and start a query with your selected media providers via the my Requests research service. You will see the answers and, above all, the results directly in my-picturemaxx.

Simply access via the service icon in the upper right corner or via the menu Services > my Requests.




Define your own workspaces

Adapt my-picturemaxx to different requirements

Working on different projects often requires different steps. With the new update it is possible to adapt the user interface to these needs and to define different workspaces, save them and return to a defined setup at any time.
For example, it is possible to collapse or expand the sidebar. Windows can be docked or undocked or placed on a second screen.
The saved workspaces can be managed as well as selected via the "Window" menu item and the "Workspace" menu subitem.


At a glimpse

Furter improvements and tweaks

Easily add offers to the lightbox

You can now copy complete offers from my Offers to the desired lightbox simply by dragging and dropping. Just place the mouse over the media slider and move it to the lightbox.

Downloads for all offered media formats possible

After the update, in addition to Thumbnail, Preview and HighRes, all other offered media formats - such as Web, Mobile or LowRes - can now be downloaded via the context menu.

For professionals: Advanced search even more convenient

The advanced search for extended search techniques can be accessed via the plus symbol next to the quick search. It now features a more user-friendly design and newly adapted logic links.

Last searches: Function additionally remembers the filters

The last searches are called up by clicking on the time icon. In addition to the keywords, the active filters are now included as well. By clicking on the desired entry, the search starts exactly as it did in the original.


Matrix filter & Places area

Improved search logic and a more intuitive user interface

The new Matrix filter introduced at the beginning of this year has been enhanced and optimized, and more improvements are on the way. Active filters are now highlighted more clearly. We are also working on adding new filters. Combined with the revamped presentation of results in the Places area, this gives you full transparency and control over the effects of your filter selection.
The search logic has been adapted in such way that the displayed filters are based on the selection in the Places area and not the other way around. You are shown only filters that can be applied across all selected places.



Expanded Downloads overview

The Downloads Overview panel in my-picturemaxx lists all downloads and their details. The integration of two new columns - "Status" and "Resolution" - provides you with quick access to more information. In addition, the list now loads up noticeably faster.

Find out if a download was successful by checking the download status

The download history in previous my-picturemaxx versions only showed successful downloads. After installing the update, you will also be able to view downloads that were not completed successfully.
The new "Status" column in the "Downloads overview" panel provides you with feedback on each new download:

  • Successful - The file was downloaded completely.
  • Failed - The download was not successful.
  • Open - The download is still in progress.

The download status is also shown in the system of the respective media provider, which helps to prevent potential billing issues.
You can access the Downloads overview panel by navigating to “My User Account” in the menu.





Filtering by media size

The new "Resolution" column allows you to filter images by media size (thumbnail, preview, high-res, other download sizes) directly from the Overview panel. In previous versions, this information was only provided as statistics for already downloaded files.

Opened and marked groups are preserved

The status of a group in Places - whether it’s open or closed - is saved when the program is terminated. Marked groups and places can also be saved (needs seeting up in Preferences).

Sending a complete
lightbox easier

We made it easier to send images by e-mail. Clicking the e-mail symbol on the light box includes all light box images to the e-mail if none of the images have been marked individually.

Copy metadata from mouseover view

The new icon in the upper right corner of the mouseover view can be used to copy the metadata as text to the clipboard.

Optimized operating system support

my-picturemaxx for Windows is available as 64-bit or 32-bit version. macOS users can use version 1 for macOS 10.13 (notarized) or version 2 for macOS 10.10.



Creative & Editorial

Creative & Editorial

Select the type of material

The choice between "Creative", "Editorial" or "All" now can be found next to the search, in order to enable quickly switching between the various searches. For commercial projects usually "Creative" material is used, while for editorial reportings mostly "editorial" material is used. The type of material is classified by the respective media providers.

Depending on which setting you have chosen here, the options for the Matrix-Filter may change contextually.



The Matrix Filter and other media filters are compactly presented above the search result

The classic Mediafilter has been extended by the new Matrix-Filter. All options are available above the search result. All filters are clearly arranged by categories. For example, under „Media“ you can refine your search by selecting Media Type (image, video, audio, etc.), Orientation, or Media Size. You can also combine different criteria. All active filters are displayed as buttons above the search result and can be removed individually by using the cross-marks.
Find out more about the new Matrix Filter under “HIGHLIGHTS”.

Do you not see the filter area? Simply open a new search result tab by clicking + or switch to an existing search result tab.



Easily and quickly change the search language

The search language can be changed directly in the search window, for example, from “EN” (English) to “DE” (German). In that case, German keywords are expected to be entered instead of English.
Searching for terms in the respective language can be better than a search query where the search engine translates the keywords using a dictionary. The prerequisite for this is that there is a native keywording in the corresponding language for the desired media.

Date filter


Highly visible, in a row with the quick search function

You can now directly access the often-used Date Filter. Selecting a date is even more intuitive, especially when choosing individual time frames. The values for year and month are taken over immediately, and time frames are marked.

Alternatively, individual periods of time can simply be selected by using the keyboard, for example "11091989" for November 9, 1989.

Side bars


Create space for the main area with just one click

The page boundaries that are on the left and right of the program window are now formed by two sidebars. With these new controls, you can turn off all windows on the left or right side with just one click and show them again in the same window arrangement. You can quickly have more space and easily switch back when you wish. Right click on a sidebar to see which windows can currently be displayed.
All windows, such as Places, Metadata, Project Folders, Search History, etc., can still be individually opened, closed and undocked.

If you cannot find a window, you can also find and select it in the new “Window” menu.



Hide and show the lightboxes

The lower part of the program has a new footer. Click on it to hide or show the lightboxes.

Only using a shortcut is faster

  • SHIFT+ L   to hide and show the lightbox area



1 Quickly maximize and minimize the main window

By clicking on the new icon at the top right of the main window, you can switch between full-screen and standard display, for example, to quickly have maximum space for the search results, the preview tab, for my Media Suppliers or my Offers, and to switch back again just as quickly.

Only using a shortcut is faster

  • SHIFT + W    to maximize and minimize the main window

2 Fit an image into preview window

To have the preview image fit into the window, click on the icon in the upper right corner of the preview window. That’s how you can switch between full window usage (image may not fit proportionally) and a full and proper representation of the image (image displayed proportionally).


3 Undock and dock windows

A newly designed symbol at the top right of all windows allows you the possibility of docking and undocking the windows. If you click on it, the relevant window is released from its current arrangement and can be freely placed on the screen (or other screens).
If you want to “dock” the window back into the window structure, click the same symbol on the window that was freely placed.


Shopping cart & Search result


1 Accessible at any time

The shopping cart symbol has been moved to the right of the user symbol and now there remains permanently visible. If media have been placed in the shopping cart, the quantity is also displayed. By clicking on the symbol you can open and edit what is in the shopping cart.

2 Overview about setting up

The view, sort and zoom functions for search results were transferred from the header area of the program into a separate settings dialog. The search result settings can be accessed via the previous settings symbol by mouse click or under the “View” menu.




For fast and more accurate results

The Matrix Filter supplements the classic media filter with useful special filters. These are offered by media providers individually for specific image content or selected topics. You can find these filters under the following filter categories:

  • Color
  • People
  • Georgraphy
  • Creative Themes
  • Editorial Themes

The complete media filter is displayed exclusively above the search results.

Before filtering, decide whether you want to search for Creative or Editorial material, or All. This selection you can find next to the search.




from earlier updates





Comments and notes are directly available while searching

Administrators of an Access ID can comment on individual media providers, which are displayed in the Channel’s overview for all associated media buyers. The "Global comment" is displayed next to a channel name. "Global note" can be used for more detailed price structures or for explanations of the contract or workflow. This information will be visible when a media buyer moves the mouse over the name of the respective provider. In addition, each user has the option to create personal notes in the same place.



The enhanced usage note feature provides a structured and meaningful download history

Usage notes allow my-picturemaxx users to communicate their intended use of each downloaded media file. You can now configure your company's usage notes, so your users can select from predefined templates when downloading and provide the usage details that are relevant to your company.

Why use usage notes?

If your my-picturemaxx users include a usage note when downloading, it’s then easy to review your company’s download history and to associate downloads with their corresponding projects or buyers.



Customize your workspace

You can drag and drop individual panels — such as Lightboxes, the supplier "Channels" list, and Downloads — inside or outside the main window. It's also possible to connect several docked elements together. As a result, individual views can be arranged even more clearly and structured.

Lose a panel? Use the "View" menu to display hidden panels, or to select a new background color for my-picturemaxx.


Work from the office and from home

A new type of login allows you to work from any computer. Your my-picturemaxx settings, lightboxes, etc., are stored in the cloud and are always up to date.





Discover the 24-hour search button, or search directly by media number!



See the latest

With just a click, search for media files created in the last 24 hours. Type in search terms first, or simply click the button to see all the latest. 




Search for related keywords

A search index allows you to search for related keywords or phrases. You can further target your search by including quotes; for example, "John Fitzgerald Kennedy" or "Black Friday".


New search / search in results

You can choose to execute a new search, or search within your last results.

Search by media number

Is your only reference a media number? No problem! It's now possible to search by media number.

More options for sophisticated searches

The "Advanced Search" provides Boolean and field-specific searches. Open it using the + icon next to the search field. You can pair it with media filters.

Save time with saved searches

The Advanced Search includes both "last searches" and "saved searches," so you can easily re-execute searches. To save a search, simply enter a descriptive name in the "saved searches" field and click the disc icon.



Direct access to supplier contact data

Have a specific question about a file? Just hover over its “i” icon. This standard thumbnail icon provides all relevant contact info, such as contact people, phone numbers and e-mail addresses.




Series slider now available

Hover over any thumbnail in search results to open its preview. Each preview displays the image and its metadata. It also includes a series slider with clickable thumbnails of other files within the same series. Not seeing a mouseover? Go to the "Edit" menu and activate the mouseover features.

Improved views and zoom

You can view search results as a gallery, list or mosaic. With the handy radio buttons, switching between views is even easier. In addition, you can sort results by date or supplier, or mix them. With the optimized 3-step zoom controller, you can even choose the size at which your results are presented.

Number of results per supplier

The "Channels" panel shows you a list of all suppliers included in your search and the number of hits from each.  To just search a specific supplier's channel, type the supplier's name in the top field.



Check out the project folders and benefit from the team features!


Create and edit fast!

You can create lightboxes from within a lightbox management area. Here you can also create overarching project folders for organizing your lightboxes.  All your lightboxes are presented in a beautiful list, which you can filter by project. You can also set permissions to share lightboxes with other team members.

Search for Lightboxes

A new search box helps you find lightboxes with lightning-fast speed. And, not only can you sort your lightboxes, you can also drag and drop them into a preferred order.

Info panel

You can access an info panel from any lightbox via the "i" button.  The panel displays the name of the lightbox's creator, the date the lightbox was created and last modified, its number of files, and any notes.

Add comments to any lightbox

Use the new lightbox "note" field to add comments to any lightbox. Keep you and your colleagues up to date!




The drag & drop function 

You can now drag and drop images from a lightbox or search results into an unopened lightbox in your "Projects" sidebar.

Current view

Your lightbox scroll position is also now stored, so when you switch to a different lightbox, the lightbox opens where you last left it. 



Share your lightboxes

my-picturemaxx allows you to share your lightboxes with other team members. Clicking the share button automatically opens your address book, where all relevant my-picturemaxx users are saved. Just add recipients and send!


Add rankings and notes

Using up to 5 stars, you can rank the media files in your lightbox, and you can even add your own individual notes to each file.

Add and reorder using drag & drop

Change the order of media in a lightbox per drag & drop.



Our exclusive my-picturemaxx Services inspire you and provide you with readymade search results!





my Calendar

Need inspiration for the next issue? Have a look into the calendar service of my-picturemaxx and click on a date. my Calendar displays important national and international events. 

Or, simply search for a specific event. Every calendar entry provides you with a preview of relevant results and a predefined search.



Death days





my Offers

my-picturemaxx gets you a front-row seat at the world’s biggest events. See what the reporters see – from the hottest red-carpet images to videos of the latest goal.
my Offers show search results especially compiled by the media providers with the most up-to-date media of the most important news or events in politics, sport, entertainment and many more.



  my Offer collection is new
  my Offer collection has been displayed before
  my Offer collection has been opened before





my Media Suppliers

my-picturemaxx shows you exactly where you are shopping. Making contact is easy. Every supplier has a profile with address and contact information, as well as sample images and a company description. You can sort suppliers by subject, location and more!