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This article was published on January 14, 2014

Google makes it easier for you to filter image search results by usage rights

Google makes it easier for you to filter image search results by usage rights Image by: Justin Sullivan
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Kaylene Hong was Asia Reporter for The Next Web between 2013 and 2014, based in Singapore. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin. Stay in Kaylene Hong was Asia Reporter for The Next Web between 2013 and 2014, based in Singapore. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin. Stay in touch via Twitter or Google+.

Google is making image search more convenient for those who are seeking pictures to use in their publications — it is letting you sort images by licensing rights under ‘Search Tools.’

Previously, the option to sort search results by licensing rights was found under the ‘Advanced Image Search Page’ and therefore much more inaccessible. In fact, a lot of users might not even have noticed that such an option existed. A minor tweak to its placement will no doubt help to raise awareness.

In July last year, Microsoft’s Bing also introduced the option to let users filter image search results by usage rights.

Thumbnail image via Justin Sullivan/Getty Images