Google has also made it very easy for users to search for images as per the license attached by allowing you to filter your image search results accordingly.
Google Images is all set to roll out an update which will make it easier to license photographs and pictures that are covered by copyright. This update will also help publishers, artists and photographers to be different and stand away from the crowd from the users and will also help users to find images they have a “right” to use.
Images which come with a licensing information which are provided by the publisher and will appear in search results with a “Licensable” badge over the thumbnail as soon as the update rolls out. Hence, as soon as this update rolls out, when users click on the image, you will see the licensing requirements and the link where you can buy the rights to it will be visible.
Also, publishers will have the option of specifying a purchasing link and will also be different from the page that the image has shown up from, as per a report on The Verge.
Google has also made it very easy for users to search for images as per the license attached by allowing you to filter your image search results accordingly. Hence, users will be able to search for images that are covered under a less strict Creative Commons license. They can also search for commercial photos which are not covered under any license.
Google informed in a blog post that they have worked with the imaging licensing industry on these features and they estimate that this is a step towards helping people understand the nature of content which they want to look at on Google images and then use them responsibly.
Shutterstock’s VP of content operations Paul Brennan have also said that they have worked closely with Google on this feature and it will help both image creators and image consumers as they will bring more visibility to how creators’ content can be licensed properly.