I needed an image of a robot for a presentation, and I wanted an image with a free (e.g. creative commons) license. I searched in Google images "robot free", but got mostly royalty-free images (i.e. after you buy the image, you are free to use it).

I remember that once it was possible to search in Google for images with a public-domain or creative-commmons license, but now I cannot find it. Where is it?

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    For what it's worth, the Bing image search has the "license" option front-and-center.
    – ale
    Nov 24, 2013 at 15:57

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CC Search gives access to Google free images, and a few other types too.


Go to "advanced search" (use this link or use the "Settings" menu) and filter by licence.

Google image licence search

  • Thanks! This worked but was quite complicated: I had to go to the "advanced search" link google.com/advanced_search , enter the search words, select the license, click "Advanced Search", and then click "Images". For some reason, the "license" settings are not preserved for me between searches. Nov 25, 2013 at 15:41

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