Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.161.241.199

Forum Moderators: Robert Charlton & aakk9999 & andy langton & goodroi

Message Too Old, No Replies

Search Google Images By Subject

     
3:47 pm on May 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

Administrator from GB 

WebmasterWorld Administrator engine is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:May 9, 2000
posts:23521
votes: 412


Search Google Images By Subject [googleblog.blogspot.com]
When you’re searching for images, sometimes it can be hard to come up with exactly the right words to describe what you have in mind. For example, when you think of London, you might picture the iconic clock tower or the big Ferris wheel. You may not always remember the names of those landmarks, but you can visualize them in your mind. To make it easier for you to find images in situations like these, you can now use Google Images with sorting.

When you search for [london], by default you’ll see image results ranked by relevance. Click on “Sort by subject” in the left-hand panel and you’ll see images organized into categories that will narrow down your search and help you find the exact image of London that you want.

5:55 am on May 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:May 26, 2000
posts:37301
votes: 0


I'm not sure how much I'll use this feature, but it is interesting. I wonder if the idea came from someone's 20% time.
7:09 am on May 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

Moderator This Forum from US 

WebmasterWorld Administrator robert_charlton is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Nov 11, 2000
posts:11659
votes: 254


Currently, "Sort by Subject" appears to be just at beginning stages... not yet a wide range of subjects. Some of the subject areas, though, have subcategories.

Playing with it a bit, I find it's helpful to combine this feature with the "Similar" images feature once you see something close to what you like. Use the "Similar" links that appear in the overlays when you mouse over images.

If you start with text search in Images, you can sometimes further "Sort by Subject", and then increasingly refine by "Similar" choices. Note, though, that in "Similar" results, color palette and composition also become strong factors, sometimes overriding Subject.