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Here’s a searching tip. When using Unsplash, Pixabay, or other free services, the search function can be less than ideal. But you can harness the power of Google search with a simple trick.

Go to your Google search bar and enter a string like the following: writing tools

“Writing tools” is arbitrary of course. Enter whatever you’re searching for, then when the results come up, click on the image tab in Google. You’ll get a long list of images that are often better searched and sorted than you coould have got from the actual site.

When you find a good candidate image, click on it and then click again to “go to source.” You may not be directed exactly to the image, but if not, a little poking around will get you there.

This trick has saved me hours of frustration.


Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot.

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