The Bing vs. Google race has just become tighter with the launch of Bing’s new Pinterest integration. The new feature adds a handy “Pin it” button to every image result on Bing, making it possible to pin it to your Pinterest boards without needing to go to the actual website, or even open the full-size version of the image.
One of the biggest tasks we have at MakeUseOf is finding images for our articles. You see, we don’t have a separate staff of five hundred photojournalists who travel all over the world for us and take photographs to complement our articles. There isn’t a VR studio at the MakeUseOf online office where photogs can set up lengthy holo-sessions with professional models. No, dear readers. We have to find these images for ourselves.
What’s your main use for Google Image Search? Do you use it to search similar images? Or do you put it to any of the uses I listed in my advanced Google Search for images article quite a while ago? All of them are still relevant by the way. Then there are some of the more unusual uses of Google Image Search…alternatives that takes it away from the beaten path.
Creative Commons images have lots of takers and find a place in everything from presentations to blogging. There are lots of ways to search for Creative Commons images labeled for reuse. Now, with the help of Yahoo Image Search, you can tap into Flickr and its huge databank of Creative Commons images.