Google Finds Creative Commons – “frickin’ Sweet”

by techenet on July 10, 2009

creativecommons     How many times have you blogged or done anything that required you finding pics on the internet, and you didn’t want to have to worry about Copyrights.

That’s what Creative Commons is all about.

     Prevoiusly I would just search Flickr which works great.¬† But NOW, Google will search it all for you,¬† Flickr and others alike.

To enable this feature, go to our advanced image search page. Under the “Usage rights” section, you can select the type of license you’d like to search for, such as those marked for reuse or even for commercial reuse with modification. Your results will be restricted to images marked with CC or other licenses. Once you confirm the license of the image and make sure that your use will comply with the terms of the license (such as proper attribution to the image’s owner), you can reuse the image. Some of you may already see these options, and we’ll be rolling this feature out to everyone throughout the day.

via Official Google Blog: Find Creative Commons images with Image Search.

Basically you do the following:googleCCImagesearch

  • Go to Google’s Images search
  • Click Advanced Image Search
  • Then change the Usage Rights field to a Commercial¬† Reuse option

Here’s a quick URL that I use to get to it with one click:

http://images.google.com/advanced_image_search?as_st=y&ndsp=20&as_rights=(cc_publicdomain|cc_attribute|cc_sharealike|cc_nonderived).-(cc_noncommercial)&hl=en

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