Need that image that illustrates your point exactly for your slide presentation? Got to have the perfect photo that summarises your blog post? Is it essential to have the right kind of fern, or duck, or face, or tattoo, or map, or whatever it may be to go in that research or white paper? I reckon I would be correct that most people’s solution would be — just “Google it”. But that’s only the beginning of the process that so often leads to hours of sifting—and often frustration.
Unfortunately, (or maybe, fortunately) “Google it” isn’t the answer to everything. Google is certainly a powerful tool, and Google’s constant improvements are making it easier. Some time back, I wrote a post about how to become a Google Images as a power user, and that can be very handy as a first port of call. Sometimes, though, you need more, or, you want something that’s quite specialised.
And, of course, you do want the image to be copyright free!