By Loes Knetsch ©
How to use Google for royalty-free images for commercial use. You just can’t use every image you find on Google for free. Most images Google displays are copyrighted and NOT free. I will show you in this tutorial how to use Google search to find royalty and copyright-free images. Google supplies filters and you have to set those right before searching for any picture.
How to use Google for free images for websites.
At first, you have to set some filters
1. Click on Search tools
2. Click on usage rights
3. Choose between the labels
The default is Not filtered by license, therefore, you just can not pick up every picture from Google for free, To find Royalty-Free Images For Commercial Use you have to use the filter Google is conveniently providing.
The first picture Google shows CAN be free.
But you still have to determine the source of this picture.
Determine the source.
The next step to take is to click on the picture and visit the website where it came from.
The other pictures you see on the left are most likely NOT copyright free!
Do not use pictures of which you can not identify the source.
This picture is displayed on Pixabay with a very clear statement.
Check your images on Tineye.com
Read a great training I found, about royalty-free images for commercial use, on the Wealthy Affiliate University training section.
Always search on the page for rules and regulations about using images. You do not want a law sued over it. The best way is to shoot your own pictures, you can tweak and modify them whenever you want. But when you search the Internet for pictures and images, you truly have to be careful what you use.
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