3.3. Google Images Search Syntax
Images offers a few special syntaxes:
Finds keywords in the page title. This is an excellent way to narrow
down search results.
Finds pictures of a particular type: JPEG, GIF, or PNG. Note that
searching for filetype:jpg and
filetype:jpeg will get you different results
because the filtering is based on file extension, not some deeper
understanding of the file type.
As with any regular Google search, inurl: finds
the search term in the URL. The results for this one can be
confusing. For example, you may search for
inurl:cat and get the following URL as part of the
Hey, where's the cat? Because Google indexes the
graphic name as part of the URL, it's probably
there. If the page above includes a graphic named
cat.jpg, that's what Google is
finding when you search for inurl:cat.
It's finding the cat in the name of the picture, not
in the URL itself.
As with any other Google web search, site:
restricts your results to a specified host or domain.
Don't use this to restrict results to a certain host
unless you're really sure what's
there. Instead, use it to restrict results to certain domains. For
example, search for
football.site:uk and then
search for football.
site:com is a good example of how dramatic a
difference using site: can make.