Search With Images – Try Google Images

Google has launched a refined search engine that is done with images instead of texts. This has existed but they added more image recognition technologies. Think about what Facebook did that enabled any face in that site to be captured and tagged automatically.  Facebook used iris recognition to track faces, but Google just used the typical image recognition. However, the Google Images is not very smart. It is still a game of chess. But a lot improved algorithm in this area though.


With this Google has closed on the world of search. It is not feasible how any mortal can dislodge this company from the #1 spot in search. The name of this product is called Google Images and the wikipedia entry is as follows:


Google Images is a search service created by Google that allows users to search the Web for image content. The feature was introduced in July 2001. The keywords for the image search are based on the filename of the image, the link text pointing to the image, and text adjacent to the image. When searching for an image, a thumbnail of each matching image is displayed.


When the user clicks on a thumbnail, the image is displayed in a box over the website that it came from. The user can then close the box and browse the website, or view the full-sized image.


In early 2007 Google implemented an updated user interface for the image search, where information about the image, such as resolution and URL, was hidden until the user moved the mouse over the thumbnail.This was discontinued after a few weeks.


On July 20, 2010, Google updated the user interface again, hiding image details until mouse over, like before. This feature can be disabled by pressing “Ctrl + End” on one’s keyboard and clicking “Switch to basic version”.


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