Posts Tagged ‘googleimagesearch’

Google Updates Image Search, Now Easier to Sort Photos by License

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In a move that will be popular with many bloggers and, perhaps, less popular with many photographers, Google has updated its Image Search options to make it that much easier to sort your results by license and find CC or public domain images that can be reused for free.

The ability has always been there, but until now it was buried with the advanced options where those not in the know might have difficulty finding them. Now, thanks to a mini-tirade by law professor and Creative Commons founding member Lawrence Lessig, the option is easily available in the ‘Search Tools’ toolbar at the top of the page.

(via Engadget)

A Deeper Look at the Technology Driving Google’s New Personal Photo Search

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Right after Google I/O wrapped up in May, we shared the news that Google’s personal image search had just gotten a whole lot better. The tech giant claimed that you could now search through yours and your friends photos based on visual content, even if the photos themselves weren’t labeled or tagged.

At the time, all we knew was that the system used “computer vision and machine learning” to detect subjects like “flowers,” “food” or “car” and generate searchable tag data that makes your photos easier to find. Now, thanks to Google’s Research blog, we’re getting a bit more detail on the tech under the hood. Read more…

Google+ Now Using ‘Computer Vision’ to Identify and Index Photos by Content

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Google I/O brought with it a lot of exciting updates for Google+, not the least of which were a slew of automatic improvements to Google+ Photos including Auto Highlight, Auto Enhance and Auto Awesome. But the updates didn’t stop when I/O ended last Friday.

Today, Google’s Search blog announced that the company has started implementing some impressive technology that will allow you to search for your photos based on what they contain visually, even if there’s not a tag in sight. Read more…

The Photo Henri Cartier-Bresson Created Three Years After His Death

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Do a search for “Henri Cartier-Bresson” using Google’s image search engine, and the photograph above is one of the results that pops up. Dig a little deeper into the results, and you’ll learn that it’s a photo by Cartier-Bresson showing French actress Isabelle Huppert.

Problem is, that’s all wrong. The woman in the photo isn’t Isabelle Huppert, and the photograph wasn’t snapped by the father of modern photojournalism.
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I’m Google Turns Google Image Search Into a Beautiful Visual Experience

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I’m Google is an interesting Tumblr blog started in 2011 by Baltimore-based artist Dina Kelberman. It’s a running blog collage comprising Google Image Search photographs and YouTube videos. Kelberman writes that the content is compiled into a “long stream-of-consciousness”: as you scroll down through the seemingly-never-ending flow of imagery, you’ll notice that the sections of similar images flow seamlessly from one to another based on form, composition, color, and theme.
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Google Unleashes a Faster and Sleeker Image Search Experience

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Google’s Images search engine is a useful tool for photographers in a number of ways. Search for a particular type of assignment or a theme, and you can browse through an ocean of inspiring photographs. Do a reverse search on your own photo, and you can look up whether it has been used without your permission online.

To make your image searching experience even more powerful and friendly, Google has been working on a significant redesign that aims to improve speed and usability.
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Ball: A Mesmerizing Short Created Using Photos from Google Image Search

Filmmaker Daniel Mercadante and his team at Everynone created this short film titled “Ball” using hundreds of photographs of spherical objects found through Google Image Search. The images are grouped by themes that beautifully transition from one to another.
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Complete Visual Dictionary Created Using Photos from Google Image Search

General consensus seems to be that a picture is worth a thousand words, in which case Ben West and Felix Heyes‘ unique take on the dictionary, complete with 21,000 entries, metaphorically contains closer to 21,000,000 words worth of content. That’s because their dictionary doesn’t hold a single word, only the first Google image search result for every word you might find in your regular Webster’s. Read more…