Tech Tips for Writers #123: Quick Search for Plagiarized Images

VERY useful advice from Jacqui – for Authors AND Illustrators 😀

Tech Tips for Writers is an (almost) weekly post on overcoming Tech Dread. I’ll cover issues that friends, both real-time and virtual, have shared. Feel free to post a comment about a question you have. I’ll cover it in a future Tip.

Q: I found the perfect image for my book cover (or a marketing piece), but I don’t know if it’s legal to use. How can I find out?

Try Google’s Image Search. Go to:

Upload the image you want to search for (or drag-drop it into the field), like this one:

child drawing

Google will find all the places it appears:

google image search

Use this when you aren’t sure where images you want to use came from. Once you can track them back to a website, ask permission to use them or search the website for a Public Domain-type notice.

More on images:

5 Image Apps

What Online Images are Free?


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