As Google is the biggest and most used search engine in the world, it is almost inescapable to use any other search engine these days as Google provides the most accurate search results. Google search engine that is designed for the searchers’ specific needs provides much more features than any other search engine there is.
An enormous amount of data and information is uploaded each day and Google has to maintain and deal with this new data to offer more and authentic information about a particular topic. So, having so many information and data in the searches can be overwhelming. Therefore, Google provides you to filter your searches for particular information. Similarly, Google provides an advanced filtering option for images from where you can filter out most of the irrelevant so you can find what you were looking for.
So, in this article, I will show you some tips and tricks to use Google Images filter and walk you through each step one at a time so you can understand how to use Google Image search filter for relevant searches. So let’s start with a step by step guide.
Let’s suppose that you are looking for a particular “smartphone” and you cannot seem to find a fitting image for that has a transparent background and has a specific size to it.
Step 1: Google Search
Go to Google.com and type in “Smartphones” in Google search box and press the Google Search button as shown above.
From the Top menu of the search, click on the Images link as shown above.
Step 2: Enable Image Filters
You can see the image searches related to smartphones has now been displayed in front of you as shown above. Now click on the Tools Link from the Search top menu as highlighted above.
Now you can see a Toolbar has been enabled with some wither options as highlighted above.
Step 3: Filter Size
Click on the Size dropdown tool to expand more options as shown above. You can select the size of the image to be Large, Medium, Icon (256×256 to be standard), Larger Than option will cascade more options and Exactly… will let you define the size of the image in Pixels as shown below.
Step 4: Main Color of Image
From the Color Filter tool, you can find an image with a predominant color with the listed twelve colors or you can choose from the options of Full color, black and white or Transparent. In our case, we wanted an image with no background so we will choose the transparent option.
Step 5: Reusable Images
Under Usage rights tool, you can select the option of Labeled for reuse so you can use only those images in your articles or for any other online purpose, so you don’t get in trouble by breaking the law.
Step 6: Type of the Image
From the Type tool, you can select the certain image that has either a Face, is a Photo, in a form of clip art, in a form of a line drawing or is Animated. In our case we wanted a person to hold a smartphone so we choose Face option.
Step 7: Search Image by Time
From Time tool, you can select an image from certain time frames. For example, you can select fresh images from Past hour, Past 24 hours, week, month or year. You can also select any custom range accordingly as shown below.
You can select an image by customizing the date range as shown above. Simply hit Go button after modifying the desired date.
Step 8: More Tools
Click on the More Tools option to dropdown its menu. Now you can see that All results is selected as default. This will display all the results that you have searched according to the requirements.
The Show Size tool comes in handy if you want to see the size of each displayed image tagged onto it as shown above.
Step 9: View More Image
If you liked a certain image, you can click to open it. After image gets loaded you can right-click on it to open up a contextual menu from where you can save the image as shown above. But before saving the image, make sure you look at the thumbnails located on the right side of the image. You can click on the View more Thumbnail to open more images related to the one you have selected, maybe you find a better version of the image.
Step 10: Reset Filters
By clicking on the Clear option as highlighted above, it will reset all the selected and modified tools.
Step 11: Find visually similar images
Google let you search for the relatable images by either pasting the URL of a certain image or by uploading the image so that you don’t have to search for the image by typing for it. To do that follow steps below:
Go to Google.com and select the Images Link from the top right corner as highlighted above.
Now click on the Camera icon as highlighted above.
Now in the Search by Image dialog box, you can select the Paste Image URL in which you can copy and paste the Image URL and hit Search by image button to find related images.
Or you can select Upload an image from the tab and click on the Choose File option from which you can browse an image from your computer. In another way, you can simply drag and drop the image from your computer which Google will upload and displays the related searches for it.
That’s it! Hope now you can get benefited from the Google Image Search tips and tricks.