Search photos interactively now | Google Image Swirl

By Shekhar Sahu on 03 December 2009 12:26 AM

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.


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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