Search Google Image Search Using Images
Now you can search Google Image Search using images. Huh? That makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? A just released enhancement to the Google Images search service now allows users to find identical, similar and complimentary images to other images.
I tested the service using Kimberely’s picture taken at the recent Ashtray Electric album launch, with no additional descriptive words added to the search criteria, and was suitably impressed by the results my search returned:
Not only are the colour similarities hugely apparent, but so to is the content of the majority of the images the search returned – most show some sort of concert, stage or musical event taking place. These Google blokes are getting really smart at this search thing.
You can use either one of your own photos or images from the web to begin your search. When you search by image, Google Images will return results that show you where that image, and similar images, appear on the web. You can see webpages that contain that specific image, or find the same image in different sizes or resolutions in other places on the web.
There are 4 ways in which you too can now search using images:
- Drag-and-Drop an image from the web or your computer into the search box at images.google.com
- Upload an Image from your computer by clicking on the camera icon and selecting “Upload an image” on images.google.com
- By Copying and Pasting an Image URL to the “Paste image URL” option on the camera icon on images.google.com
- By installing the Google Image Search extension for either Chrome or Firefox browsers and then simply right-clicking on an image anywhere.
Go give it a try and let us know what you think.