Google for images is really powerful and can help us whenever we need to find a specific image. Google Images has billions and billions of indexed images, but you know, how to find exactly what you’re looking for? Remember that the search giant, Google recently announced a change in the layout of this tool, to make it faster, better and interactive. However, some tips can be useful time to improve their search for images, even with the new version of the site.
Tips to Improve your Searches in Google Images
» Advanced Search Tools – Soon after typing a keyword to search for your desired image, click on the “Search tools” to create some quick filters to search. For example, you can organize the results by subject, image size, browse pictures in certain colors, and even focus your search on photos, drawings, etc...
As with any Google search, you can also use the syntax for advanced search. For example, you can type “new apple iPod touch”, to prevent images with devices from other Companies are presented. To access the area of “advanced search” just click on the “Options” menu, which has an icon on the right side of the screen.
» Search for Specific File Types – To find images for certain file types you must enter the desired length at the time of the survey. For example, if you want to find an image of the new apple iPod touch in PNG, just type “new apple iPod touch filetype: png”, where filetype designates the type of file.
By doing so, you won’t only find the file type you need, but will also add a new option in the bar “Search tools”. This makes it easier to change the filter for other file types such as JPG, GIF, BMP, SVG, WEBP and ICO.
» Switch to Basic Version – Who remembers the old format of Google searches? If you’e nostalgic, or simply not adept to the latest version of the site is very simple to change the view to the old layout. All you need to do is enter a keyword in the search box as you normally would, and then scroll down the page to the bottom.
There you will find an option called “Switch to basic version”, just click on it and go back in time. The old version is not as heavy, and is still cherished by some people, so it’s there, available to anyone wishing to use it.
» Search for Similar Images – You can get an image similar to the one you think fits your project, and you just’ve to drag a picture into the search box. At first, choose the reference image on a website or document.
Click on it and hold the left mouse button, dragging it to the Google Images Search box. A message will ask you to drop the image there and own search engine may find images similar to the original.
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