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Ep0329: Google Image Search Tips

We've talked about Google Search before but today we're going to share a few tips specfly to find images online (see the extended post and Jeff's birthday party invite image on the AmberMac Blog):

  1. Head to Google Search and click the images tab, or go straight to images.google.com.
  2. From the results listing, you can unleash to full power of Google Image Search by clicking on Search Tools to the right of the Images tab.
  3. The Size pulldown is great when you're looking for high quality images, and you can select Show Sizes under More Tools to see the pixel dimensions.
  4. Next is the Color pull down, which lets you pick black & white or choose from some basic color swatches - and, confusingly, this is also where you'll find the Transparency setting as well.
  5. Type lets you look for images with faces, photos, clip art, line drawings, or animation, & beside this you can select a Time period if that's relevant.
  6. Finally, you can choose the Usage rights to filter by license.

And don't forget: it's always a good idea to double-check the usage rights on any image you use! - Jeff MacArthur

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