Enable image search

If the sites in your custom search engine include images, you can enable image search. Your search engine will display image results in a separate tab from web results.

Things to note:

  • Custom image will vary from those returned by Google Images, even if you’ve configured your search engine to search the entire web. That's because Custom Search is designed to present a more personalized experience.
  • Some features, such as Autocompletions and Promotions, aren't available for custom image search.

To enable image search:

  1. On the Custom Search home page, click the search engine you want.
  2. On the Control Panel, on the left-hand menu, click Basics.
  3. In the Search Preferences section, click Enable image search.
  4. Click Save.

In order for your changes to appear on your site, you must update the custom search code snippet.
  1. On the Control Panel, on the left-hand side, click Get code.
  2. Copy the code and paste it into your site, replacing the existing code snippet.