Using Google’s new enhanced image search

Image Filtration in Google


A new, and very granular upgrade, has been rolled out to Google image search.  This is something those looking for images online that they can legally use on their websites, emails, etc. have long wanted.

Here’s what you do:

  1. Run a Google search as usual, and be sure to press the image search option (or filter after the initial results appear.)
  2. Select the search tools menu and you’ll now see all of your filter options:  Size, color, type, time, usage rights, & more tools.
  3. If you’d like to filter legally usable images, just select Labeled for reuse or labeled for commercial reuse, depending on your intended purpose.

The advanced image search function has technically been available since 2009, but up until now, you had to access the Advanced Image Search Page to filter your results.

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