YotoPhoto is an alternative for Google Image search. YotoPhoto can be used for searching free / open images. YotoPhoto can be great resource for bloggers and designers.

I was looking for a decent image for my new design. I initially tried using Google’s Image search. I was fed up with Google, since it had a huge source and most of the decent images are copy protected as well 🙁 So I was not able to get what I wanted. Only then I came to know about the existence of image search engine where we can find free to use images.

YotoPhoto LogoYotoPhoto.com was really decent which managed to give me decent images with Creative Commons, Public Domain, GNU FDL, and various other ‘copyleft’ licenses.YotoPhoto is an image search engine with a difference. It allows you to search for free-to-use stock photographs and images.

They index various sources of free imagery on the web including Flickr, Wikipedia, Stock.Xchng, Morguefile, Pixelperfect Digital and OpenPhoto. Only photographs are indexed at this time. Other image types like maps, graphics, illustrations, 3D renderings, charts and the like are not indexed currently.

In short these are images you can use without paying anything. However an attribution may be required in some cases. They also provide a link to the type of license the image is under for convenience.

You can search by tags, keywords or by color. You can include stop words and specify image orientation. You can also combine keyword search with color attribute. YotoPhoto gives the copyright information about the image in search results which is great for Developers/ Designers etc,

Finally I got a decent image for the my new design 🙂

Kudoz to YotoPhoto!