This page lists every metatag available for tagging and searching, as well as additional information about syntax. For basic information about tags, what they are, and how to use them, see the tag help page.
- User Metatags
- Post Metatags
- Range Syntax
- Image Size
- File Types
- Text Searching
- Parents and Children
These tags and syntaxes are used to search for posts.
Search for posts that are tagged with both cat and dog. Tags are separated by spaces.
Words within each tag are separated by underscores.
Search for posts that are tagged either cat or dog (or both). May not work well when combined with other syntaxes.
Search for posts that don't have the chicken tag.
Search for posts that are tagged with fox and are not tagged with chicken.
Search for posts with any tag that starts with african_, such as african_wild_dog or african_golden_cat. May not work well when combined with other syntaxes.
Limit one wildcard per search.
User-Based Metatags ^
These metatags are used to search for posts based on user-related information.
The basic form is metatag:username (e.g., favoritedby:Bob)
Search What it does user:Bob Posts uploaded by Bob favoritedby:Bob Posts favorited by Bob voted:anything Posts you voted on. Only works while logged in. votedup:anything Posts you upvoted. Only works while logged in. voteddown:anything Posts you downvoted. Only works while logged in. approvedby:Bob Posts approved by Bob deletedby:Bob Posts deleted by Bob
Post-Based Metatags ^
These metatags are used to search for posts based on post-related information.Range Syntax
Some of the following metatags support searching for a range of values:
Search What it does id:100 Post with an ID of exactly 100 date:month..year Posts uploaded between 30 days ago and 1 year ago score:>=100 Posts with a score of 100 or greater (100+) score:>100 Posts with a score greater than 100 (101+) favcount:<=100 Posts with 100 or less favorites (0-100) favcount:<100 Posts with less than 100 favorites (0-99)Counts
Tag counts What it does Supported syntax id:100 Post with an ID of 100 range score:100 Posts with a score of 100 range favcount:100 Posts with exactly 100 favorites range comment_count:100 Posts with exactly 100 comments range tagcount:2 Posts with exactly 2 tags range gentags:2 Posts with exactly 2 general tags range arttags:2 Posts with exactly 2 artist tags range chartags:2 Posts with exactly 2 character tags range copytags:2 Posts with exactly 2 copyright tags range speciestags:2 Posts with exactly 2 species tags rangeImage Size
Image Size What it does Supported syntax width:100 Posts with a width of 100 pixels range height:100 Posts with a length of 100 pixels range mpixels:1 Posts that are 1 megapixel (a 1000x1000 image equals 1 megapixel) range ratio:1.33 Search for posts with a ratio of 4:3. All ratios are rounded to two digits, therefore 1.33 will return posts with a ratio of 4:3. range filesize:200KB Posts with a file size of 200 kilobytes. rangeDates:
Single day What it does Supported syntax date:2012-04-27 date:april/27/2012 Search for posts uploaded on a specific date. (assumes year-month-day format by default) range date:today date:yesterday Same as above, but specific to today and yesterday range
Simple time period What it does Supported syntax date:day Posts from the last day range, ago, yester date:week Posts from the last 7 days range, ago, yester date:month Posts from the last 30 days range, ago, yester date:year Posts from the last 365 days range, ago, yester date:decade Posts from the last decade range*
Ago syntax What it does Supported syntax date:5_days_ago Posts from within the last 5 days range** date:5_weeks_ago Posts from within the last 5 weeks range**, yester date:5_months_ago Posts from within the last 5 months range**, yester date:5_years_ago Posts from within the last 5 years range**, yester
Yester syntax What it does Supported syntax date:yesterweek Posts from last week ago date:yestermonth Posts from last month ago date:yesteryear Posts from last year ago date:5_yesteryears_ago Posts during the year 2010 (if it is currently 2015)RatingFile TypesText Searching
Text searching What it does source:*example.com Posts with a source that contains "example.com", prefix matched, use wildcards as needed description:whatever Posts with a description that contains the text "whatever" notes:whatever Posts with a note that contains the text "whatever" delreason:*whatever Deleted posts that contain a reason with the text "whatever", prefix matched, use wildcards as neededParents and ChildrenPost StatusOther
Other What it does hassource:true hassource:false Posts with or without a source hasdescription:true hasdescription:false Posts with or without a description ratinglocked:true ratinglocked:false Posts with rating (un)locked notelocked::true notelocked:false Posts with notes (un)locked hideanon:true hideanon:false Posts that are (or aren't) only visible to logged-in users hidegoogle:true hidegoogle:false Posts that are (or aren't) hidden from Google crawling. inpool:true inpool:false Posts that are or aren't in a pool pool:4 pool:fox_and_the_grapes Posts in the pool "Fox and the Grapes" set:17 set:cute_rabbits Posts in the set with the short name "cute_rabbits" md5:a34e2... Post with the given MD5 hash. MD5 hashes will never be shared by more than one image.
By default, posts are ordered from highest ID to lowest ID (newest posts first). This is the same as order:-id.
Search What it does Search What it does order:id Oldest to newest order:random Orders posts randomly order:score Highest score first order:score_asc Lowest score first order:favcount Most favorites first order:favcount_asc Least favorites first order:tagcount Most tags first order:tagcount_asc Least tags first order:desclength Longest description first order:desclength_asc Shortest description first order:comments Most comments first order:comments_asc Least comments first order:mpixels Largest resolution first order:mpixels_asc Smallest resolution first order:filesize Largest file size first order:filesize_asc Smallest file size first order:landscape Wide and short to tall and thin order:portrait Tall and thin to wide and short
*Does nothing, default behavior