Similar Images Update
Today we’re announcing an update to Similar Images, the image search feature that allows you to find images that are visually similar to a particular result. We first launched Similar Images back in 2009, and today we’re launching a change which will make it a lot more fresh and comprehensive. Want to find similar images for a result you found for a recent news event? Now this is possible. Try it for yourself by hovering over any result and clicking the “Similar” link.
Along with increasing the quality of the Similar Images index, we’re also making it possible to find similar images when using the site: operator. To try this out, first use the site:operator to restrict your results to a particular site. For instance, if you want to browse images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, you could type in site:metmuseum.org, as seen below:
If you see a result you really like, you can hover over it and click the "Similar" link to see similar images that are also from that site (in this case, metmuseum.org). I really liked a guitar I saw, so I tried clicking "Similar" for that, and here's what I got:
We hope you enjoy and please let us know if you have any feedback!
Erik and Jeff
As another more 'lofty' feature request, would love to see the "similarity" data, used to deduplicate results. A lot of time results contain lots of similar looking images. Would be nice to turn on 'diversity' or 'de-deplicate' mode, which would then remove images from the results, when they similar to any of the previous say 15 images. This would increase the diversity of images shown. Of course if like the look of any particular image could still use the 'similar' button to find others like it.
@aalimuddin - Do you mean you want to add photos to Google Images?
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