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Google Images, 5 functions you have to know about this search engine

mayo 23, 2020
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If you only use Google Images to find photos from time to time, but you have never delved into its possibilities, here are five functions that you cannot miss:

1 – It is possible search using another image, not just text.

We can search for images in several ways:

– Dragging and dropping an image from the web or from our computer in the search field of images.google.com.– Clicking on the camera icon from images.google.com and selecting the option Upload an image, immediately afterwards we will be able to see the results of the same or similar images. – Copying and pasting the web address of the image (only for those that are already posted on the Internet). If you found a photo on a website, and you want to know what other sites it appears on, or who is the original author of it, you can right-click to copy the image url and paste it into images.google .com.– Right-clicking on any Internet image and selecting the option to search in Google (in some cases it may be necessary to install the chrome or firefox plugin)

2 – We can save images that we are visiting, and see all that we have saved later, that way it is easy to write down the ones that most attract our attention so that, when we need them, we can make the final filter.

Once we have the collection of images saved, we can delete the one that does not interest us, with a button in the thumbnail specially designed for it.

3 – The usage rights filter is very ineffective. You cannot trust the filter that indicates if an image can be used in your work, since Google does not know the details of the copyright of each image that it finds on the Internet. What google does is indicate the rights of reproduction of the web where it finds the photo, but that does not mean that this web is the owner of it. If a blog, for example, takes without permission the photo of a photographer who keeps their work copyrighted, and distributes the content of the blog with creative commons, Google will be misled into thinking that the photo is Creative Commons.

To avoid screwing up it is important to use function one (reverse image) to try to find the original author of each photo and see if it is possible to use it personally or professionally.

4 – There is the possibility of filter by faces, drawings, photos… in the tools menu there is a section called Type that allows you to carry out this type of filter, so if you search for a drawing of a dog it is not necessary to search for a dog drawing or dog drawing, just put the dog and filter by the Line drawing option , for example.

In the same way we can filter by colors, sizes or dates.

5 – Beware of explicit results filter. In the right section we have the option to filter so that adult images are not displayed, but that filter is made using image recognition and artificial intelligence, so it is not infallible. In the same way that an innocent photo can pass through a pornographic photo, the opposite could also happen, so it is not very smart to put the filter, give the tablet to the child and let him spend the afternoon watching photos on the Internet trusting this function.

In their description they make it clear:

SafeSearch can help you block inappropriate or explicit images from Google search results. The SafeSearch filter is not entirely reliable, but it helps avoid most adult content.

Hopefully the list is useful to you and that the image search be more and more fruitful.