Jun 11, 2007

Search Faces & News at Google Images Search

Face Search - Now you can search for only faces! It seems that Neven Vision, a company acquired by Google in 2006, specializes in facial recognition, and thus adds the feature of face search to Google Images.
  • A Google Images Face search can be done by appending the code “&imgtype=face” without the quotes, into the search URL. i.e. Go to Google Images, search for something, then append the URL with the code given above, and hit enter. You get a facial search done!

    eg : I searched for “Bat” using Google Images. I get the following URL -
    http://images.google.co.in/images?q=rocket
    &btnG=Search+Images&svnum=10&um=1&hl
    =en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla
    %3Aen-US%3Aofficial

    Then, I appended the URL with the query &imgtype=face to make the URL -
    http://images.google.co.in/images?q=rocket
    &btnG=Search+Images&svnum=10&um=1&hl
    =en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla
    %3Aen-US%3Aofficial&imgtype=face


  • News Search - apparently, you can search for the latest images which have come up in the news. The working is exactly the same as face search, and you can do it by appending a small query -
    &imgtype=news

1 comment:

  1. Exalead launched this feature as integrated to the image interface, you can test it on exalead.com. Don' t hesitate to leave us your feedback on our blog.

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