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Google Search can provide Free to Use Images

Google Search can provide Free to Use Images

has introduced a feature which allows you to search for based on their usages rights. Most freelance bloggers use free stock to which are relevant for their blog posts. The bloggers can also use Google to filter based on usage rights.


The below options can be found in Google Search:
Not filtered by license: This is the default setting. Search results may include images with a license or without any license policy.
Labeled for reuse: With this option, you may reuse the images, but you do not have permission to modify them.
Labeled for commercial reuse: You may use the image for commercial purposes, but you may not make modifications.
: You may modify and reuse the images.
: This option is for images that may be used for commercial purposes and include modification and reuse rights.

To know how to use these filters with Google Search, please follow the steps:
1. Search for any image using Google Images.
2. Click the Search Tools, and navigate to the Usage Rights drop-down option.
3. Click on the filter of your choice.

Also, you can find re-usable images, text, and videos with Advanced Google search. The types of usage rights are:
: Allows you to copy or redistribute the content
Free to use share or modify: Allows you to copy, modify, or redistribute the content
: Allows you to use the content for commercial use

To know how to use the above options, please follow these steps:
1. Go to Advanced Image Search for images/videos or Advanced Search for anything else.
2. In the ‘Usage rights’ section, choose the license type.
3. Select Advanced Search.

Usage rights help you find content that you can use above and beyond fair use. Site owners can use licenses to let you know if and how content on their sites can be reused. The usage rights filter in Advanced Search shows you content either labeled with a Creative Commons or similar license, or is in the public domain. For images, the usage rights filter also shows you images labeled with the GNU Free Documentation license.

Credits: https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/29508

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