Google has just made finding images that you can use without worrying about licensing and copywrite infringement much easier. Engaget reported recently:
In a move that will be popular with many bloggers and, perhaps, less popular with many photographers, Google has updated its Image Search options to make it that much easier to sort your results by license and find CC or public domain images that can be reused for free.
The ability has always been there, but until now it was buried with the advanced options where those not in the know might have difficulty finding them. Now, thanks to a mini-tirade by law professor and Creative Commons founding member Lawrence Lessig, the option is easily available in the ‘Search Tools’ toolbar at the top of the page.
This is great news for all you trying to find inspiring and informative images for your readers. BING has also added this feature to their image search engine. Good images make an important impact and help bring someone to reading your website or blog. Please read our previous blog about using photos that explains further the use of public images and creative commons license in link below. Remember to Put a Smile on Your Website