Learn how to use Google to search for photos and other images on the Web.

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Searching for Images

Among Google’s many specialized searches, perhaps the most popular is Google Images. This is a subset of Google’s basic Web search that enables you to search for photos, drawings, logos, and other graphics files on the Web. It’s perhaps the best way to find pictures online.

Google can find pictures that match your search criteria, which is something short of amazing. After all, pictures aren’t like web pages; they don’t have any text that Google can parse and index. Instead, Google analyzes the file extension, image caption, text on the host web page adjacent to the image, and other factors to try to determine what the image is a picture of. It’s ...

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