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Important Google Image Search Tips for Teachers

March 14, 2017
Today we created for you this handy infographic featuring some important tips to help you (teachers, educators and students) effectively use Google Images. More specifically, you will get to learn how to use a reverse image search to search for similar images on the web. You will also learn how to use Google Image advanced setting to apply narrow down your image search and filter search results.

The visual below is also available for free download in PDF format from this link.

Important Google Image Search Tips for Teachers
I- Search for images with reverse image search
You can use a given image to search for related images on the web. There are three ways to conduct a reverse image search:
1- Upload an image
Open Google Images and click on ‘Search by image’
Click Upload an image.
Click Choose file.
Select the image from your computer.

2- Drag & drop an image into the search box (Chrome or Firefox 4+):
‘Visit images.google.com.
On your computer, click the image you want to search for.
While holding down the mouse, drag the image into the search box.’

3- Search using an image URL
‘On any website, right-click an image and select Copy image URL.
On images.google.com or any Images results page, click Search by image Search by image.
Click Paste image URL.
Paste the URL you copied into the box.
Click Search by image.’

4- Right-click an image on a site (Chrome & Firefox)
Chrome
‘Right-click any image you see on a website or in search results.
Click Search Google for this image.
A new tab will open with your results.’
Firefox
‘Download the Search by Image extension.
Right-click any image you see on a website or in search results.
Click Search Google with this image.
A new tab will open with your results.’

II- Advanced Image Search
Image size: Find images in any size you need.
Aspect ratio: Specify the shape of images.
Colours in the image: Find images in your preferred colours.
Type of image: Limit the kind of images that you find.
Region: Find images published in a particular region.
Site or domain: Search one site (like   sfmoma.org ) or limit your results to a domain like  .edu, .org or .gov
SafeSearch: Tell SafeSearch whether to filter sexually explicit content.
File type:Find images in the format that you prefer.
Usage rights: Find images that you are free to use.

Sources:
https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/29508
https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/1325808
https://www.google.ca/advanced_image_search?hl=en-CA&fg=1