Google Image Search is a powerful tool to search for images on the web. While millions use the service every day, few realize that you can use Google’s own tools to narrow your search results by color. Here’s how to do it.
First, open your favorite browser and go to google.com/images, and you will be taken to the Google Image Search page. Type a search query and press Enter. For example, let̵
When you see results, click the “Tools” button in the toolbar just below the search area at the top of the page.
Another small toolbar will appear just below. Click the “Color” menu and then choose a color square from the choices. You can also select “Black and White” for black and white photos or “Transparent” to find images with transparent backgrounds.
In our example, we chose blue by clicking on the blue-colored square.
After that, the search results are automatically updated to reflect the color you selected. You will see images whose predominant color is the color you selected. For example, here are some blue trees!
If you want to change the color criteria, simply select a different color from the “Color” menu. To completely clear the color search, select “Any Color” from the “Color” menu.
While you search, it’s worth exploring the other cool things you can do with Google Images. For example, you can sort the images by size (if you click the “Size” menu instead of “Color” when you see the results) or even perform a reverse image search. Have fun searching!
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