How to look for Creative Commons images?

Creative Commons images

Thousands of images are shared on different websites all over the Internet on a daily basis. For instance, you might be a blogger who has just returned from a vacation in Thailand. You will obviously want to share your experience with your loyal audience. In this blog post, you will probably want to mention the attractions you’ve visited. In order to make your blog post more attractive, you would like to share a high-quality image in the text. A simple research on some of the popular search engines will help you find hundreds of Thai attractions photos. However, if you want to avoid legal issues, you should not use any image you find online without asking the owner of that photo.

So, there are a few options that you can use. For instance, you can use a professional photographer, but this option can cost you a lot of money. But, even if you want to use beautiful imagery in your blog posts for free, you can still achieve your goal. One of the options you have is to use the Image Search feature on Google. With the help of this feature, you can limit the Image Search results and focus only on images that come with licenses like Creative Commons. This means that you can get tons of Creative Commons images that you can use, share and in some cases modify too. Keep in mind that Google Image Search provides photos with other licenses not just Creative Commons including GNU free documentation.

As one of the most used Google features, Image Search is good for the artists too. In this way, they can make their work more noticeable. They can let users reuse their work under any condition they want. In case you didn’t know, Creative Commons licenses let artist set the ways in which other users can use their images. Some of them are offering free images for non-commercial use while others allow people to do whatever they want with their images.

If you use the advanced Image Search option on Google, you can select the Usage rights. So, it’s very easy to look for CC only images or images with other licenses. In order to stay safe take some time to read the fine print. Make sure that the author allows you to use these images on your website or blog.