— How to search Google for different kinds of pictures —
Third in a series of Google search tips.
Read them all:
- How to restrict your Google search to a single website
- How to search Google Images by color
- How to search Google for different kinds of pictures
- How to search Google for the newest results
- How to get better Google search results
You already know how to search Google images by color. Here’s how you narrow down Google image search results by type.
For example, let’s say you start by searching for birds and you’ve restricted the results to “red”…
Now you click the “Cardinal” button and you get this:
Maybe you don’t want photographs– maybe you want art. So click the “Art” button.
Maybe you want line drawings, like in a coloring book, so you have something to pass out to your 2nd-graders. That’s easy too: turn off “Art,” click Search Tools, and then, under “Type”, choose “Line Drawing.”
Finally, let’s say you want to be sure you’re allowed to use the picture in your project. How can you know? This is also under Search Tools— you’re looking for “Usage Rights.”
There’s a lot more under “Search Tools.” The Size menu helps you find pictures that are big, for your desktop picture, or small, for a website project. The Time menu helps you find pictures that are very new, or very old, or from a specified date. You should click around and experiment.