Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Images: image search engines

resources for finding visual information (as opposed to text-based or language-based information) such as images and moving images.

Image Search Engines

Search Engines

  • Google Image Advanced Search The Google search engine, limited to images.
  • Goode Image search by uploading an image Reverse image search
  • AltaVista Image Search Can limit searches to photos, graphics, buttons/banners, color or black/white. Nice results display.
  • Fast Can limit results to .jpg, .gif, .bmp, color, grayscale, or line art. Click on <images> in the pulldown menu.
  • Imagebase Lots of high-quality, somewhat random images. Search or browse categories such as transportation and Appalachian cultural history. From Virginia Tech.
  • ImageFinder Provides search boxes for architectural images, the Berkeley Digital Library, the Library of Congress, NASA, the Smithsonian, and others. This is a fabulous collection of image databases.
  • Picsearch Search for images (by size and color) and animations. Family filter is on by default and can't be disabled.

Subject Guide

Profile Photo
Rachel Beckwith


Helen Frankenthaler 1929
©World Images: