Posts Tagged ‘imagesearch’

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)

Bing Now Allows You to Filter Your Image Searches by Licence

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As the saying goes: “better late than never.” In a move that puts Bing on par with the likes of Google’s and Yahoo’s image search engines, Microsoft’s search giant has just added licensing refinements to its image searching capabilities as well. 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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Yahoo! Image Search Now Helps You Dig Through All of Flickr Creative Commons

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We’re used to Google frequently improving things on its end — most recently adding pan and zoom to Google+ — but a constantly improving Yahoo! is a fairly new thing.

After numerous improvements to Flickr and a new Flickr app, Yahoo! has turned its photographic eye on Yahoo! Image Search. From here on out, you’ll be able to search all of Flickr’s creative commons images straight from Yahoo! Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Use Reverse Image Search Engines To Avoid Online Scams

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Lifehacker featured a great tip today courtesy of Redditor lifedeathandtech that’ll help you avoid scams when you take your chances buying camera equipment from sites like Craigslist. When you see a listing that seems suspicious, or you get an e-mail reply that seems a bit automated, plug the post’s photos into Google Images and see if they’re being used elsewhere.

All you have to do is drag and drop the image into Google Image Search or use the Search by Image extension on Chrome or Firefox. It’s not a foolproof method, but if the poster pulled the photos off the internet you’ll know. Now, if only this would help weed out the people trying to scam wedding photographers.

(via Lifehacker)

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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Reverse Image Search Returns Nearly Identical Photo from 36 Years Ago

While visiting beautiful New York City earlier this year, an Australian photographer named Kiernan traveled to the top of the Empire State Building and snapped a photograph of the cityscape. After returning home, he decided to do a reverse image search on Google just to see what he might find. He was surprised to discover that the top result was a nearly identical photograph that was captured 36 years ago.
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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…