Basic Image Search help
Google Images makes it easy to find the images you want in no time. Simply use an image you already have or type in the search box to find relevant images from across the web.
Here are the main ways to use Google Images:
Type a search to find images from across the web
Search using a word or phrase to find images that are relevant to your search terms. Just visit images.google.com, type relevant words into the search box, and click the magnifying glass icon .
Once you see the page of image results, refine your results using the filters and tools at the top of the results page. For instance, choose to just see black and white photos or images that are a certain size. Learn more about all of the elements on an image search results page.
You can also see Google Images results in the following ways:
- Do a search on Google.com and click Images at the top of the results page to see Google Images results for that search.
- For certain searches on Google.com, you'll see images incorporated into the regular results page.
Use an image to find related images and webpages
Search using an existing image to find all sorts of content that's related to that original image. Just specify an image, and you'll find other similar or related images as well as relevant results from across the Web. For example, search using a picture of your favorite band and see search results that might include similar photos, webpages about the band, and even sites that include the same picture.
Learn more about Search by Image.
To help you find the image you're looking for, we'll sometimes show you popular refinements so you can narrow down your search. For example, if you type
San Francisco, you might see panels to refine your search by topics like maps, San Francisco Bay, and Golden Gate Bridge.
These refinement searches are commonly associated with your original search. Refinements are especially useful when you’re not sure exactly what you’re searching for or when you’re just looking to browse through images about a specific topic.
Here's how to use these refinements:
- Do a search on Google Images. For some searches, you'll see a row of panels above the image results containing images results for a related search topic.
- Click a panel to view larger thumbnails and more images. When you click a panel, you'll see larger thumbnails of the images you saw in the panel, as well as more images for that search topic.
- Click View all images and see more images for the topic you're interested in.