You may experience Google images or Bing images, but you may not be aware of dedicated image search engines. Image search engines help you to find interesting photos as easy as possible. There are tons of images uploaded to different sites and image hosting services. But exploring and finding the right image is very touch due to the lack of high precision image search engine. Image search engines are the one which provides the most controversial and irreverent results. If you are searching for a  particular flower, but the results will be displayed another sites image contents based on the similar name. Most image search engines used the file title or description or alt details of the image to categories images, which may not always be accurate, resulted in irreverent images and unwanted contents. In this contest, we are testing and showing to our readers about some of the nice image search engines and tools available online.

General Search Engines

First to talk about some all in one general search engines. We can search for web contents, news, images, etc. Google, Bing, and Yahoo are some of them. Blekko is a new search engine, but its image search engine is powered by Bing, which is already mentioned here. some of the dedicated image search engines like Imagery and Picsearch is also mentioned here. Another interesting image search engines are stock image search engines. If you are serious about images and want some high-quality images, these stock image search engines save your time.

Google Images

The default search engine of millions of browsers need not require any introduction. The Google’s image search engine is one of the most powerful images search engine, but most of the results are from different websites. Google noticed that people looking for images on Google often want to browse through many images, looking both at the images and their metadata, based on feedback from both users and webmasters, they redesigned Google Images to provide a better search experience. In the new redesigned layout image results displayed in an inline panel. You will be able to quickly flip through a set of images by using the keyboard. If you want to go back to browsing other search results, just scroll down and pick up right where you left off. Google Reverse Search, available at, lets you search by images instead of keywords. Upload a picture from your desktop, tablet or mobile phone, and Google will show all the other web pages on the Internet that have similar images.

Bing Images

Bing images is also a decent image search engine. Blekko’s image search is also powered by Bing search.

Yahoo Image search

The Yahoo search engine also has a nice image search option.

Ask Image search

(Ask image search site)

Ask search engine also has an image searching feature.

Yippy Image search

Yippy is a new search engine from the old Clusty search engine. Yippy also has a nice image search engine.

Image Search Engines


Imagery is a better image search engine. You may love this search engines as it can select preference of image files like JPG, GIF or PNG, sort by size, sort by black and white, grayscale or color, etc..


Exalead is also a good image search engine.

Reverse Image Search

Search by images is a feature by using you can check similar pictures and photos from the internet. You can directly paste online image URL to this ystem or you can upload pictures. You can upload .jpg, .JPEG, .PNG and.GIF extensions. At this time you can only search one image per query but they are working on multiple checking systems.


Picsearch is a nice image search engine that you want to try.


This is also an average image search engine.

We are also found some other image search engines like, pixsy, spffy, etc. But all of them are down at the time of writing this post, we are expecting that it will be available online soon.

Search Stock Photos


PicFindr is stock photo search engine. It searches the web for stock photos that are completely free to use commercially. It is a web app that helps you search several stock image, public domain, and photo community sites simultaneously.


This is also a stock photo search engine for free photos. The results come from many sources and are license-specific. You can view a photo’s license by clicking on the license icon, below and left of photos. Membership is also available for free and allows you to rate, tag, collect and comment on photos.

Photo Sharing Community


Flickr is the internets most popular photo sharing community. You can find tons of user shared photos on Flickr. Here is an example of a sample Flickr search, check flowers in Flickr.


Webshots is a photo and video sharing site. Free and premium memberships.


Photobucket offers image hosting, free photo sharing, and video sharing. You can find uploaded photos.

Getty Image search

You can find high-resolution royalty-free images, editorial stock photos, vector art, video clips and stock music licensing at the richest image search photo library online.

Corbis Images

Corbis Images provides commercial and editorial photography and illustrations.

You can find free stock photos from, FreeFoto, and Stock.xchng. What do you think about this list? Can you share some image search engines details?


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