17 Image Search
We discuss and explore the variety of image resources and search tools available.
- Go through “At beginning of class” information
- Go through diagram explaining page monitors & RSS filters
- Work on exercises (tweets)
At beginning of class
- No new grades.
- Tags on your pages (on this site and your own site).
- Diversity of image search tools
- Basic image search on the Web
- Search for images related to news stories
- Search for images on flickr
- Search for images by "similarity"
- Search for images of a person's face
- Search for images related to what's going on right now
- Search high quality for-pay or for-free images
Basic image search
- Google Images — "Ann Arbor" example, only large black & white of Ann Arbor
- Can search by size, type of image, color, and description, of course
- Under advanced image search, you can search for images related to news content, that have faces in them, that have a specific file type, or that are from a specific domain (.edu or a specific site)
- Ask Images — large B&W photos of Ann Arbor
- Can search by size, filetype, color
- Yahoo Images — large B&W of Ann Arbor
- Can search by size, color, domain
- "Travel overlay" — consider Las Vegas, NV (look in left column)
- PicSearch (and advanced search page)
- "ann arbor" "michigan theater"
- Can search for animations separately; also search by color, shape, and size
News image search
- Images at Yahoo News — you can't specify to search for images but they appear at the top of the results page
- This works as a direct link — just replace "football" with your own search term
- Images at Google News — again, you can't specify to search for images directly; you'll have to click on Images on the left side
- This works as a direct link — just replace the "detroit+lions" with your own search term
Flickr search tools
- Compfight: a flickr search tool
- Behold: a Flickr search tool
- Eiffel tower
- Can search based on license
- Pixolu — search for [eiffel tower]
- Searches Google, Flickr, and Yahoo
- At Google Images, you can search for "similar images"
- Starbucks coffee and then click on "Find similar images" on the image you like
- I wish they were better:
- GazoPa — find similar images
- Find image similar to http://seedmagazine.com/images/uploads/turtle_article.jpg
- Or to http://www.mccullagh.org/db9/1ds-4/eiffel-tower-from-below.jpg
- TinEye — find similar images
- Sign up here first
- Search for this photo: http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/3700/3758/eiffel-tower_1_lg.gif
- I get lots of "Received empty response."
- GazoPa — find similar images
- Google Images
- I wish these were better:
Real time image search
These are recommended by Presentation Zen.
- Inexpensive (but good)
- Free (but not bad)
- Cyclops: a stock-photo image search site
- Search for Eiffel tower (at BigStockPhoto)
- eiffel tower
- Advanced search allows for license, shape, and "safe search"
- US Library of Congress images
- Compare your results (related to efforts for your term project) using Google Images compared with one of Ask Images, Yahoo Images, PicSearch, Exalead Image, Compfight, and Flickr.
- Compare the effectiveness (related to efforts for your term project) of the two news image search tools (Google News, Yahoo News).
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