There are a lot of great sites out there for finding free images that you can use in your site. Whether you want to use a free stock photo site such as Morguefile or StockXchange (down for maintenance) or if you want to find Creative Commons photos on Google Image Search or Flickr, there’s no shortage of ways to find free, legal photos for your site.
But for designers, these current methods are a bit lacking. Though they work well if you need to find an image of a clock for a blogpost or a generic picture of a man smiling to fill a space on your site, what happens if you, like many designers, need your images to be of a specific color?
TinEye, the makers of the popular reverse image search engine, have a potential solution.
As a means of demonstrating their MulticolorEngine, which is a tool to help find images in a database by color, TinEye offers a free tool named “Multicolr Search Lab” (misspelling intentional) which searches Flickr’s database of some 10 million Creative Commons-licensed images to find the ones that feature the colors you need.
Though the tool is amazingly powerful and simple to use, designers still need to use a little bit of caution before jumping in as there’s still one easy way that you can get in trouble using the images you find.Continue Reading