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Google to Tweak Image Search to Help Protect Photographer Copyrights

Google Images is an epicenter of copyright infringements across the Web, as people, either knowingly or unwittingly, search for, download, and misuse copyrighted photos without permission. But for photographers, there's some good news: Google is going to roll out changes to the image search engine that are designed to help protect your copyright.

Researchers are Working on Sketch-Based Image Search

In the not-so-distant future, finding the photo you're looking for online may not require you to describe it or know the location or even the photographer... just as long as you can doodle something that looks like it on a scrap of paper.

Google’s New Keyboard for iOS Has Image and GIF Search Built-In

Google is giving iOS users a treat today with the GBoard: a custom keyboard for iOS that builds image and gif searching right into your keyboard. No need to switch apps, copy, switch back, and paste that cool tutorial, PetaPixel link, or inspirational photo into your conversation... no need to leave the convo at all.

Yahoo’s Image Search Now Pulls Personalized Results from Flickr

Yahoo is rolling out a revamped image search engine today that now includes photo results from its Flickr service. As long as you're signed in, the personalized Flickr results will include your own collection of Flickr photos, photos from people you follow, and other top public photos on the service.

Shutterdial Lets You Search Through Flickr Photos by Camera Settings

Flickr rolled out a new search engine last week, but one thing it still lacks is a way to search by EXIF data. A new website has launched to fill that hole. Called shutterdial, it's a Flickr search engine that lets you find photos by camera settings such as focal length, aperture, and shutter speed.

Bing Now Allows You to Filter Your Image Searches by Licence

As the saying goes: "better late than never." In a move that puts Bing on par with the likes of Google's and Yahoo's image search engines, Microsoft's search giant has just added licensing refinements to its image searching capabilities as well.

The Photo Henri Cartier-Bresson Created Three Years After His Death

Do a search for "Henri Cartier-Bresson" using Google's image search engine, and the photograph above is one of the results that pops up. Dig a little deeper into the results, and you'll learn that it's a photo by Cartier-Bresson showing French actress Isabelle Huppert.

Problem is, that's all wrong. The woman in the photo isn't Isabelle Huppert, and the photograph wasn't snapped by the father of modern photojournalism.

I’m Google Turns Google Image Search Into a Beautiful Visual Experience

I'm Google is an interesting Tumblr blog started in 2011 by Baltimore-based artist Dina Kelberman. It's a running blog collage comprising Google Image Search photographs and YouTube videos. Kelberman writes that the content is compiled into a "long stream-of-consciousness": as you scroll down through the seemingly-never-ending flow of imagery, you'll notice that the sections of similar images flow seamlessly from one to another based on form, composition, color, and theme.

Google Unleashes a Faster and Sleeker Image Search Experience

Google's Images search engine is a useful tool for photographers in a number of ways. Search for a particular type of assignment or a theme, and you can browse through an ocean of inspiring photographs. Do a reverse search on your own photo, and you can look up whether it has been used without your permission online.

To make your image searching experience even more powerful and friendly, Google has been working on a significant redesign that aims to improve speed and usability.

Yahoo! Image Search Now Helps You Dig Through All of Flickr Creative Commons

We're used to Google frequently improving things on its end -- most recently adding pan and zoom to Google+ -- but a constantly improving Yahoo! is a fairly new thing.

After numerous improvements to Flickr and a new Flickr app, Yahoo! has turned its photographic eye on Yahoo! Image Search. From here on out, you'll be able to search all of Flickr's creative commons images straight from Yahoo!