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Image Search Engines
couple of tips
- Use keywords which might appear
near the image
- Use a keyword which you would use to name
the image file
has an index of 1.3 billion images. It also has images with the .png extension,
which makes it the first image search to do so.
Visoo - Text Inside Images
Visoo is now owned
and this demo is via freenet.de. It uniquely looks for text inside images (for
example, search for "king").
Results appear as thumbnails. The same results can be
obtained with the Yahoo image search.
Index is a whopping 1
MSN seems to be using their own index these
- offers related keywords for you to search
is a Swedish image search engine. Smaller index, but results are often the most
relevant. Family filter is permanently on (you should never see any indecent pictures).
is best for graphics/clip art/icons (not so hot for
has 6 million royalty-free images, available by subscription
has 170,000 royalty-free photos, available by subscription
- image search engine. Results displayed as a full image slideshow, as opposed
- community photography project, where the camera goes travelling, passed from
person to person.
- Trek Earth -
browse photos within Continents, Countries, Regions, States and Cities
Fotosearch Stock Photography - every royalty-free
stock photo that there is, available for purchase from the one site. Amazing search
engine. Similar is Artzooks
for non-commercial use: FreeFoto, Free
Images UK, FreeStockPhotos, iStockphoto
(free to use, but 25c per download), PhotoNet
- meta-search engine for creative commons photos, using Flickr, freerangestock,
stock.xchng, ImageAfter etv.
Inmagine - royalty-free stock photos -
search 300,000 images
Comstock - Offers images in three licensing
models in three divisions Royalty Free, Flat Rate and Rights Protected
Pictures Now - search a large collection
of digital images - art, illustration & photos
- monthly subscription for huge amount of royalty-free downloads
Archive: Moving Image Archive - more than 5,000 free digitized movies (not
- Open Video - thousands
of video clips, many from the US Govt & NASA
British Pathe - world's first digital
news archive - the entire 3500 hour British Pathe Film Archive covers news, sport,
social history and entertainment from 1896 to 1970
/ PhotoJerk / 2and2.net
/ Flickr / Webshots
photography consists of existing photos that can be licensed for certain uses.
Customers include book & magzine publishers, ad agencies, tv, movie &
documentary makers, web site creators, graphic artists and interior decorators.
The use of stock photography instead of hiring a photographer can save time and
help keep costs down. Stock photography databases are quick and easy to search,
and images can be purchased online.
Stock photography is also known as photo
archives, or image banks, and outside the U.S.A. they are often referred to as
picture libraries. The phrase photo archive can refer to the website or even physical
location where the photographs are stored. Photo archives are also sometimes called