Google images are images drawn from various websites just like the post you read. Similarly as google restrict plagiarism for copied posts, in same vain google recognizes photo credit. google images are mostly copyrighted meaning you can not just snap on anyone you like. There are legal and SEO consequences that might come as a result.
On normal search, if you have ever been looking you would notice that 90% percent of google images result are restricted for usage. How then do I get images without restrictions?
Find Images That You Can Reuse
Hence, before using google images you have to check if you have permission to use. Google Advanced Search is used to create a filter for google search results and can also be used to filter google images that are free to use, share, or modify.
- Launch your favored web browser.
- Navigate to Advanced Image Search or Advanced Search.
- in the field for “all these words”, type in the image keyword.
- Then on the “Usage rights” section, select kind of images rights you want.
- Not Filtered by license.
- Free to use or share.
- Google images search that is free to use or share, even commercially.
- Free to use, share or modify.
- Free to use, share or modify. even commercially.
- Select Advanced Search.
Note: It is Before reusing content, check if the license is legitimate and terms of reuse.
Types of Google Images usage rights
- Free to use or share: You are allowed to use or share without modifications.
- Free to use share or modify: You are allowed to copy, modify, or redistribute.
- Commercially: If you want to use for commercial purposes, be sure to look out for images without commercial restrictions.
Usage Right Terms
Apart from those listed above for google images other royalty-free terms includes.
- Royalty-Free: This allows you to use intellectual property without having to pay royalties or license fees.
- Creative Commons: You can use these images for free since the artist has waived their rights to their work.
- Public Domain: If any image was created in the United States prior to 1923 then they’re part of the public domain. This means that you’re allowed to copy, modify, or distribute these images without permission.
- Attribution: You can use these images as long as you give credit to the author.
- Commercial Use: You’re permitted to use royalty-free images for any type of business venture.
- Membership: You must sign-up to the site in order to use the royalty-free images. Some sites will charge you for membership.