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Bing introduces image searching by usage rights

Bing License Image Search

Any journalist, blogger, or business owner knows that purchasing image rights can be an expensive process. Many of us turn to websites like Flickr to search for photos with Creative Commons licenses that allow commercial usage. Starting today, Bing is offering the same ability – to search by license types.

Many day to day users will simply overlook the "Search by License" feature, but for those who need it - this is a breath of fresh air. When heading to Bing Images you can now select from a barrage of Creative Commons options:

  • Public domain
  • Free to share and use
  • Free to share and use commercially
  • Free to modify, share, and use
  • Free to modify, share and use commercially

It should also be noted that within Office 2013, users can search directly for Bing images within the application; the images that have been shown are Creative Commons content and employ the same technology that is now powering Bing Images.

Try the new filter option out and let us know what you think.

Source: Bing Blog

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wpguy says:

Very cool. Thanks for the tip!

BTW, for those who might be confused, the license filter appears after you've done the search. After that you can change the various filters to your heart's content.

ZX9 says:

This is wonderful! I just hope the public domain search yields some good results.

IrRevd says:

Bing seems to be getting better all the time. Still use Google but this may switch my image search provider.

sholokov says:

I just realized the Bing! Tile is gone from W8.1

sholokov says:

Before somebody says anything, I do understand that the Search button in the Charms menu covers all the search. But I kinda liked the Tile.

Flavio76 says:

I miss the Bing Metro button, If you ask me....

Wael Hasno says:

There's some kind of issue with my Bing tile. Every time I startup my laptop, the Bing tile just comes back (broken of course) and I have to uninstall it again.

Wael Hasno says:

Only thing I like on Google's image search is the ability to upload a picture and find all its locations on the Internet..

DJCBS says:

As an author, this is really useful as a way to better find the rights to images to use in book covers too.
This just places Bing one step ahead of Google in that area.

ahh Bing just keeps getting better and better. I think it's time for me to switch from chrome to IE and Google to Bing

Flavio76 says:

I did that.... Ie in surface is as fast as chrome....and surprise, Bing is good as goofle for my search's, even I don't believe, buy it IS!

NIST says:

I can use this. Great feature.

Schikitar says:

As soon as Bing provides the ability to filter by date ranges (outside the US) then I'll be there. This is a great feature though, probably doesn't work in Aus either, will check.

schlubadub says:

Aaaand it's US only. Again.

StefEBear says:

Might be an idea to label ALL Bing News with USA ONLY as most of the nice new features do not leave the shores and get to the rest of the regional Bing Sites.. 
(WHY THEY CAN'T IS BEYOND ME)

dalydose says:

LOVE THIS!  I used it today!
You can also search this way with flickr, though Bing should get more content.