FIST (Free Image Search Tool) seems to be a powerful tool to find freely usable images to illustrate Wikipedia/etc articles. The tool is recommended by Wikipedia.

Unfortunately, I most often get 0 articles found... there must be something that I failed to understand. There is no help page nor tutorial either.

QUESTION: How to make at least a few results appear?

Example with "Thouars" (Wikipedia, FIST request)


  • After you have run a query you get a link just below the "Do it" button, could you please add it to the question so we can see what you have tried and to make it possible to suggest changes to your query to get results?
    – Ainali
    Oct 23, 2015 at 8:13
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    Just tried: check only "Articles", check "All articles" and "Show images already in the article". Result should be shown in bottom of the page.
    – Ivan Chau
    Oct 27, 2015 at 16:41
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    @IvanChau You could add that as an answer.
    – Ainali
    Oct 28, 2015 at 6:10

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@Ivan Chau has kindly offered advice on what to select to achieve at least some results from a search based on Thouars:

Thouars example first part Thouars example second part

The results I saw were:

Thouars output

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