Search photos interactively now | Google Image Swirl

By Shekhar Sahu on 03 December 2009 12:26 AM

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Google Lab has been working on a related image search. Google introduced an organized image search feature: Google Image Swirl Image Swirl is very easy and pretty to use. First, it indexes the images in the stacked form of the similar images. I tried "Andaman Islands" to search the images. All related images are grouped behind the front images which represent the type of the group.



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Now clicking on each group of images made me very excited. The interface is very cool and interactive. Each thumbnail opens a circle/cluster of the most relevant images.

Every cluster contains sub-clusters and so on depending on the availability of search keyword. Further clicks open new clusters and leave the history behind which is accessible at any point.


image credits: Shekhar Sahu

Image Swirl is in beta state and currently, support 200,000 image groups. Google plans to add more groups in the future.

System requirements:

  • Good internet bandwidth
  • Browser with java and flash.



Shekhar Sahu

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