Search Pictures With Pictures At Live Search

Live Search announced you can now use images to find similar images in Live Image Search. To use this feature, you go to Live Image Search, search for an image, hover over an image, and click on “show similar images.”

For example, I conducted an image search for myself, [barry schwartz], I then located a picture of myself. I hovered over the picture and selected “show similar images,” which took me to this result set. I can see how Live Search felt those images are similar. Most the results are with blue shirts, most are of faces of people and so on. Here is a picture of where to find the “show similar images” link:

Live Search "Similar Images"

I then tried a search for red flower and showing similar images for the first result, is much easier for Live Search to obtain.

I believe there are image search engines where you can upload a picture and it would search for related pictures across the web. It would be nice to see Live Search expand this feature to enable users uploading pictures. But this is pretty neat.

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Microsoft: Bing | Search Engines: Photo & Image Search | Top News


About The Author: is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry's personal blog is named Cartoon Barry and he can be followed on Twitter here. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio over here.

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