Google Announces Similar Images

Google has made a big announcement today in the Google blog that Similar Images will now be a permanent feature in Google Images. They have graduated from Google Labs to be another full-fledged member of the Google repertoire.

Google Images Refined

What does this mean for us as image searchers? I decided to search Google Google LogoImages for “dogs”. Think that is a big category? You bet. There are over 57 million images! The results produce images of different dogs, advertising images, and even an image of a hot dog. Wanting to narrow things down a little I pick my favorite image, two labs in a field, and click beneath it where it says “Find Similar Images”.  Now my search is a bit refined showing labs and other sporting dogs in outdoor scenes. No more hot dogs, or advertising images. My results have also been narrowed down to 620 images.

Google is rolling this out gradually and searches will be able to be refined even further to narrow results to just exactly what you are looking for. Some of you may be able to do this now but I don’t think it is working for everyone at this time. Google is continually striving to make our searches easier and faster to find the exact information we need. Three cheers for Google,their search engine, and their extraordinary technicians!

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  1. just yesterday a similar images search engine Gazopa launched and considering its FREE iPhone app as well and the quality of resultsi think Gazopa won this round with Google read more here

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