Google Images Quietly Adds Creative Commons Filter

A couple weeks after Yahoo Images added the creative commons search filter, Google quietly added their own to Google Image Search.

The option is not available in the user interface, but you can set the filter by adding a parameter to the URL. For example:

Google Operating System created a special search box with radio buttons that allows you to search for these types of creative commons filters without adding the parameter to the URL.

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Google: Images


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  • Jono Alderson

    Hmm, Unless I’ve gone completely mad, I’m absolutely positive that I saw this about a month back, but didn’t really take note of the significance.

    Anybody else? Or have I lost my mind…

  • chiropractic

    I had not noticed it but great find nonetheless. Now for an image search plugin that searches both flickr and google images from inside wordpress, saves the file locally, and provides photo credit via link (or other commons options).

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