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Thank you for your feedback. I'll share it with the Stock product team who are continually working to improve the Adobe Stock experience.
Thanks for the reply Beverley. Here's hoping we see some action on this, as I am far from the only person suffering through Stock. Honestly it is the most backwards and frustrating stock service I have used in over a decade (which seems to be about era the functionality is stuck in). At this point if it wasn't for my DPC credits I would be ditching it, and I strongly suspect I am not the only one.
While Adobe hasn't designed the site well for searching beyond the most basic of searches, you CAN search for specific keywords within a given portfolio, you just need to know how to edit the actual URL and what the URL for a search looks like.
Here's an example of a basic URL for a portfolio:
Here's an example of a search for two keywords:
Notice how there is a pattern in the queries of data_field=item
You combine queries with an ampersand (&). So to search for just zombie hands in this particular portfolio, you would enter the portfolio and add "&k=zombie+hands" to the end of the URL, looking like this:
Voila! Searching within a portfolio. The actual coding behind the site allows for more powerful search strings. It's just the interface that doesn't show these options.
You can also add exclusions to any search string by going to the k= portion and adding the exclusion words with a +- in front of each. So with the same search string, you can remove all images that include the keywords mask, heat, and organ by entering the following in the URL:
I see that it's hard in the above reply to make out the fact that it's a plus sign + followed by a minus sign - to get an exclusion. Enter plus sign minus sign keyword: +-keyword