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Search For Creative Common Images Using Yahoo Search Engine

yahoo_logo Many of us search for Creative Common(CC) images to use them in many ways. I often search for them for my blog posts, web designs and application development. But searching for such images was never an easy task.

To make our lives easy in finding CC images, Yahoo Image Search Engine recently added a new option to it’s search filters. With these filters now we can easily locate the CC Images that are for licensed for free commercial use as well as to remix, tweak and build upon.

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If you don’t see the Creative Commons filters on the home page of Yahoo Image Search Engine, don’t worry as they are not available there. This filters are available only in the image search results page under the options “More Filters”.

As of now Yahoo is capable of identifying the CC images available only on Flickr and soon it  is expected to add more image sources to it’s CC images search repository.

I’m using Flickr’s CC image search option for the past few years to source images for techdreams blogs. Now I’m going to say bye to Flickr’s CC image search and start using Yahoo’s CC image search as:

  1. Yahoo’s search UI is more intuitive, very use friendly and intelligent. I like the auto suggestions, spelling suggestions and the ajax user interface that responds very quickly
  2. More options to filter images based on color and size
  3. The Yahoo’s search bar follows us when we open the image from search results and displays relevant images and other search options on the top. Incase if we don’t like the opened image we can easily look for other images by using the search bar.

Even though this is a small addition to the search capabilities of Yahoo Image Search, it is very much useful for people like us.

What do you say? How do you search for CC images?