Google Image Search has (finally) moved the Usage Rights option up onto the main tool bar. This now allows us to EASILY search for copyright-free images that we are allowed to reuse.
This is Google's new improved search format. Firstly, perform a Google Image search as normal. You can see how easy it is to now specify your usage rights options in the screenshots on the right for my search on World War One images. On the search results page:
1. click the search tools menu
2. select usage rights
3. choose labeled for reuse or options as required
For some reason the Usage Rights option has been previously unhelpfully hidden away in a fairly remote scroll-down-to-the-bottom-of-the-page on the advanced search menu of Google Images. As digital citizens, we need to be aware of appropriate behaviour online and that includes responsible use of images. That is, sourcing copyright-free images.
Sourced with thanks from Julia Smith at Kerikeri High School, 02/2014.
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