Google Images and Royalty Free Images

When I am designing a website if the client has not provided me with images, I will use creative commons or open source images to display in the website mock-up.  Google images are one of the easiest methods to locate images that you will be able to use in a presentation or your website.

Let us have a look at how we do this;

In this example, I want to use a picture of a sunset as a ‘hero’ image on the landing page of a site.

1. Open Google images and search for the image that you require.  Click on ‘Search tools’ after your search has returned results.

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2. In ‘Search Tools’ select ‘Usage Rights’  and then select ‘Labelled for Reuse”

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3. The image that I have selected is a Wikipedia Image of a sunset.

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4. Reference the image – Wikipedia makes it easy and provides a link that you add to your image.

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Final Image

 

 

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CC BY-SA 3.0

 

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