Top 6 Image Search Engines You Should Know

Image search engine

Image search engines helps you to find free images all over the web Images retrieve by search engine comes under creative common license . As every blogger knows the significance of image in posts. It catches the reader’s attention and helps to increase traffic. Choosing right image for your blog post is kind of little bit research work; you can’t just put any image you come across in your post. Image should speak about your post content,because sometime readers decide just by seeing the image whether to read rest of the post or not.

Images help in organic search engine optimization since Search Engine like Google uses ‘ALT’ tag of image to get more information about page.

The problem is you can’t use any image of available on web because it might be possible you end up with paying huge fine for violating the copyright right law!!! Yes correct, images are copyright protected so that except owner, no one else can use their work for commercial purpose or modify it and re-publish as their own.

Generous Photographers episode, there are many photographers who allow us to modify, share and use their images for commercial purpose or non-commercial purpose under creative common license. Depends upon the license version,you might have to give credit to some photographers.

How to find those images?? Here I will give you list of Image Search Engines which helps to get images for your use which are under creative common license either from Flickr or Public Domain.

Top 6 Image search Engines


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It’s a image search engine , which retrieves creative common images from Flickr using Flickr API (it is not associated with Flickr) and while using images you have to give proper attribution link. You can find tons of images with sorting option of commercial and non commercial image .

Creative Common Search

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Enter your search query and click on any service provider to get free images.

Note :It is not a search engine, but rather offers convenient access to search services provided by other independent organizations. CC has no control over the results that are returned. Do not assume that the results displayed in this search portal are under a CC license. You should always verify that the work is actually under a CC license by following the link. Since there is no registration to use a CC license, CC has no way to determine what has and hasn’t been placed under the terms of a CC license. If you are in doubt you should contact the copyright holder directly, or try to contact the site where you found the content.

Can We Image

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This site displays results from Wikimedia Common, an enormous repository of images and other digital sources. All resources displayed in the search results on this site link directly to the resource’s usage rights page. That page will help you decide whether you can use the resource elsewhere.


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Compfight retrieves images from Flickr using Flickr API . It uses Flickr API it does not mean that it is associated with Flickr. Check for the license before use associated with each image. You can check under View License Agreement section shown in below screenshot.


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It uses Flickr API to retrieve images which comes under creative common , but it is not associated with Flickr in any way. Photos can be filtered on the basis of commercial and non-commercial.

Every Stock Photo

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It retrieves photos from many sources and is license specific. You can view photo’s license by clicking on the license icon, below and left of photos. Membership is free and allows you to rate , tag ,collect and comment on photos.

Apart from normal search engines there is one reverse search engine , which helps you to track back images.

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Tineye is a reverse search finds out where an image came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist or if there is a higher resolution version.

Let us know if you know more about image search engine !!!!

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Neeraj Kaple is a software engineer based in Mumbai. He writes about softwares, blogging tools, internet marketing and how-to guides. He is the founder of

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  2. Thanks for the great list! Please also check out the world’s largest collection of free, public domain/CCO images, ,with 14 Million Public Domain/CC0 stock images, clip-art, historical photos and more, all in one searchable database. It includes an easy to use meme-maker.

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