I took an online course last year on Google searching. My purpose in taking the course was to experience an on-line course….NOT to learn how to search on Google. Oh, no. I thought I knew that. Silly, silly, me. There is SO much more to google searching than meets the eye. It is truly astounding. Much of what I learned I’ll never use, but some things are quite helpful. (Gradually I’ll include some of these things on this blog… like today. 🙂 )
Almost anything you search for can be refined. Let’s look at a search for Astronauts.
If you google “astronauts,” and click on “Images”, you get a page that looks like this:
Now click on “search tools.” A new row of options appear.
Select “type,” and a drop down menu unfolds.
Tap “faces,” and your images are suddenly limited to just the faces of astronauts.
Perhaps you would like to see some clip art of astronauts?
Simply select “clip art,” and this is what you get:
another choice is “line drawing”
Narrowing your choices can save you a lot of time sorting through unwanted images.
Try it yourself with a search or two.
You’ll feel magically powerful in your image-searching ability. 🙂