Re: Hiro's helpful tips: Webbits
I've a small webbit to share, related to searching for images.
I find myself looking for lots of images now and then, and there are some tricks I employ to get the image exactly as I want.
Google already offers an advanced search engine to look for specific sizes and colours, so I won't develop on that:
Ok. So now, for the webbit, imagine you want to look for cute pictures of bunnies. The first thing you can do is start by the original name:
If none of the images suit you, you can add an adjective.
Cute Bunnies, Funny Bunnies, Scary Bunnies, etc
Still, there could be other images that you'd like more. So why not try to differentiate your wording. Things like plural/singular or other grammatical changes result in different images, or even, instead of adjectives use actual nouns.
Bunny, Fun Bunnies, Fun Bunnies, Scary Bunnies, Scared Bunnies, Fear Bunnies, Love Bunny, etc
You can search wikipedia and find different names for the same species of animal you want to search. Or in case of other objects, different names that you can call the object you want. In this case:
Rabbit, Bunny, Hare, Doe (Female Rabbit), Buck (Male Rabbit), Kit, Kitten (Cubs), Tapeti (Brazilian Species), Oryctolagus cuniculus (Scientific Name)
Of course some of those names might trigger more scientific, serious images of rabbits, and not fluffy little cute bunnies. Moving on, even if that doesn't work, there's another great friend of google searches, the google translate.
translate the word you want into different languages, and all the different names will result in different searches.
Coelho, Conejo, Lapin, Coinín, Kuneho, Kanin, Królik, Fenek, Nyúl
And that's pretty much it. You can even mix all the steps up, translate adjectives, add other words, etc etc. the thing is, no matter how you change the wording, even if, at some point, you don't even understand what you wrote there, the fact remains that Google will show you pictures of a rabbit, being it cute, scary, scientific or Norwegian.
Of course, if you look for more artistic and professional pictures, it's a good thing to use actual art sites, like DeviantArt (You guys can add more, it would help me alot), which are sure to give you some better quality pictures, nonetheless, those are my webbits, have fun