Microsoft introduces “Search by License” feature for Bing image search

Microsoft now brings a new image search feature for Bing Users allowing them to filter image results by license. Bloggers can now use the images in their work without thinking whether they can use it or not.

Bing image search results will now categorize the images like “free to share and use,” “free to share and use commercially,” “free to modify, share, and use,” and “Free to modify, share, and use commercially.” clip_image003_thumb_55B8B510 (1)

This new feature from Microsoft could prove to be very useful for media publications and bloggers who often have to deal with the image license issues and copyright lawsuits.

Bing has made it easier and faster for the bloggers, teachers, students and media publications to fetch the licensed images for their work. Previously users had to check for the details of license information for every image they use.

‘Search by License’ has simplified the process as now users can filter the usage rights and search the images they need.

Explaining the feature Bing says, “We understand how frustrating it can be to when you come up with just the right blog post or the perfect poster for your class project, only to realize you don’t have the appropriate rights to use them the way you intended to. Searching for photos online should be a simple and pleasant experience leaving you with just as many hair follicles as you started with!

With this new feature you can use the images commercially within a couple of clicks. Bing strictly recommends checking the details of Creative Common License before using any image.

Office applications in the latest version of Office 2013 also allow users to search for images on Bing based on the “Search by License”. The Bing image search results in Office 2013 come up with the licensed images by default.

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