Google Image Search makes it easier to sort results by licensing rights

Google Image Search has allowed users to filter results based on how they’re licensed since 2009, but the option remained hidden under an advanced options menu where few users ever look.

Now, a request by law professor and Creative Commons founding member Lawrence Lessig has changed that. Bing added the option to filter by licensing rights last July with placement front and center, and Googler Matt Cutts tweeted that his company’s search engine has a similar option, shown above.

Perfect for bloggers in a hurry (cough) or anyone looking to whip up an image for a new meme, it can pick out images labeled for reuse, reuse with modification, or commercial variants of either.

 

 

Source: Matt Cutts (Twitter)

Source: Engadget

Author: Daily Tech Whip

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