Image Search Engines

As well as Google Image Search there are numerous other ways to search for images that can be used by teachers and students which are licenced under Creative Commons.

  Flickr Creative Commons enables you to search images that users of Flickr have licenced under Creative Commons licences so that others can use them. Not all Flickr images are so licenced and are copyrighted.



  PhotoPin helps bloggers find photos for their blog and makes adding them to their post fast and easy. Just search for any topic using the search box, preview the photo, and click "get photo" to download the photo as well as the proper attribution link. PhotoPin uses the Flickr API and searches creative commons photos to use for your blog.


  Pixabay is a repository for public domain images for personal and commercial use, without attribution requirement to the original author.



  Every Stock Photo is a search engine for free photos. These images come from many sources and are license-specific. You can view a photo's license by clicking on the license icon, below and left of photos. Membership is free and allows you to rate, tag, collect and comment on photos.

  Google Images is a reverse image search you can use in four ways by: dragging and dropping an image, uploading an image, by using a URL or by right-clicking on an image. Check out more at Google Inside Search.



  ImageCodr is a Flickr Creative Commons search portal that also enables the generation of embed codes complete with appropriate attribution.


  Simple CC flickr Search is an image search engine that employs a visual interface. Having selected an image the embed code complete with attribution is generated.




  Behold is another Flickr search engine but one in which the searches are ordered according to tag and importantly by the quality of the image. It is also searches on images that "look like" and can offer filter suggestions.




  Tag Galaxy is another visual image search engine that has an appealing interface. Clicking on an image will open it on Flickr.






  ookaboo is styled as a semantic image search image that are available free under public domain or Creative Commons and can be used on web sites and for classwork and other creative projects.




  Veezzle is a free stock photo search engine where you can find FREE photos that you can use in your design, website, presentation, school work, softwares etc. Most of the pictures available here are downloadable at a very high quality.
 
  TinEye is a reverse image search engine. You can submit an image to TinEye to find out where it came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or to find higher resolution versions. It is styled as the first image search engine on the web to use image identification technology rather than keywords, metadata or watermarks. It is free to use for non-commercial searching. Also check out the TinEye multi-colour search tool.



 
  The Unofficial Google Image Search by Drawing tool provides you with a drawing space and some simple drawing tools to create a sketch. When your sketch is complete just click "search by drawing" and you'll be sent to the Google Image search results that best match your drawing. Itcan also be used to upload and draw on an image that you have stored on your computer. If you want to search for pictures of yourself or pictures of people that look like you, you can use your webcam to take a picture of yourself and search too.


  Twicsy is a Twitter pics search engine, provides a handy 'in the last hour' search filter. You can even use pre-set widgets to access images from specific user accounts in real-time.
 
  Skylines is another Twitter image search searches the public Twitter timeline. You can search real time photos by hashtag, Twitter username or location.

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