How to Use Google Images for your Website Safely

Last Update: July 21, 2015

When many people need images for their website, they think of Google Images. I will explain how to use Google Images for your website safely because you cannot just use any image you see on Google. Just because they are posted in Google Images does not mean they are free to use.

WHERE I GET MY IMAGES FROM

There are many different websites that offer free images but I am going to share with you the 4 places I get my Free Images from. 1 – WikiMedia Commons, 2 – Pixabay, 3 – Free Google Images, and 4 – I take them myself with my smartphone. I bet you are probably wondering what are Free Google Images and where can you find them? See below.

In order to use any images in Google Images you must first set the “Advanced Search” Filters. The easy 5 step process is explained in the pictures below. First do an image search on Google and do the following.

1 - FIND GEAR IN UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF RESULTS SCREEN

2 - IN DROP-DOWN CLICK ON ADVANCED SEARCH

3 - SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN ON ADVANCED IMAGE SEARCH PAGE

4 - CLICK ON “NO FILTERED LICENSE” & THEN SELECT FILTER

5 - NOW CLICK BLUE ADVANCED SEARCH BUTTON

This will now display all images for your image search category that is free to use. The majority of these pictures will be those from WikiPedia, WikiMedia Commons, Pixabay, Flickr, and elsewhere, that are free to use. – So now you know how to determine which Google Images are free and which ones are not. If you have any questions, please leave them below.

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BenORourke Premium
Great information, thank you!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Bernard!
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Michelle04 Premium
Thanks so much! I was not aware you could narrow it down like this, so simple! :)
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Michelle. You definitely need to narrow the images down on Google because the majority are not free to use.
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Janne444 Premium
amazing info, thanks! I just went and did it and am very pleased :)
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you! I am happy it was helpful to you.
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glycogen Premium
Awesome training blog! Glyn
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Glyn!
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rosieM Premium
Excellent article....you explained this so completely and easily....thank you! I have seen many questions out there regarding use of pictures, this clears up many issues!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Rosie. It is important to use only images that are free to use so you do not get sued. And it is important for a website to use images.
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rosieM Premium
I have found that even some of these 'sites' that proclaim 'free to use' pictures are not always so free to use....many are free to use strictly for personal use.....sigh
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boomergp08 Premium
That's why you need to select the filter that says "Free to use and share, even commercially." It is the filters that say "commercially" that is important to select.
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rosieM Premium
Sooooo true; a friend of mine had received a very formal email requesting he promptly and with all due haste remove......I have forwarded your post to him for reference. Thank you!
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