SOURCE: 500px

August 18, 2016 11:37 ET

500px Rolls Out 500px Labs With Launch of Advanced Search Product "Splash"

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - Aug 18, 2016) - 500px Labs, the innovation group within 500px, today announces the launch of Splash™, a completely new way to search for images. 500px is a global online photography community for sharing, discovering, and licensing amazing photos. 

Splash is the first product released by 500px Labs, an innovation group within 500px. 500px Labs is dedicated to delivering cutting-edge new technology, tools, and features. The group is headed by Renat Gataullin, Director of R&D, who also leads 500px's machine learning initiatives.

With Splash, creatives can search for an image using color and design. Users can begin a search by sketching an image on the canvas using various brush sizes and different colors of paint. The system provides search results in real time, delivering photos resembling the user's creation. Results can be narrowed by selecting from image categories. Splash is currently in beta, available on a subset of images available to license on the 500px Marketplace.

"This is a way of searching images that has never been done before," says Kelly Thompson, head of Product at 500px. "Splash makes it much easier for creatives to find the exact image they are looking for on the 500px Marketplace."

500px has over 8 million users, who have uploaded more than 80 million photos to the platform. For more information on Splash, go to http://labs.500px.com or visit our Marketplace at marketplace.500px.com.

About 500px
Launched in 2009, 500px is a global online photography community for sharing, discovering, and licensing amazing photos. Images on 500px represent the work of over 8 million professional and hobbyist photographers. Through its Marketplace, 500px works with thousands of agency and brand creatives who use 500px images in their campaigns.

500px is venture backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Visual China Group and ff Venture Capital and headquartered in Toronto, Canada with US offices in San Francisco. For more information on 500px, visit 500px.com.

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