Search by example Search by Image

By Shekhar Sahu on 23 June 2011 4:57 AM

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Search With Images Google Goggle Service from Android now in Image Search

You are traveling somewhere, how would you know about a place, structure, landmark, sculpture or a building with no guide available? or Spotted an animal. Google it right? But how if you don't even know the name of it? If you got an Android phone you can take a picture of it using the phone camera and use "Google Goggle", or "Layer" app on an iPhone and get the result in real time. People were waiting for a long for such service to be available for other devices too. Finally, now the wait is over Google has launched it's Search By Image Feature for all web users. Let's explore it.


Search By Image in Google Image Search

Google Goggle is a similar service which has been available on Android devices only. Now this search by image is launched for all users with even more functionality. Google has even provided browser extensions for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. 1 pic = 1000 words and Google is very smart to find similar images, by patterns, colors etc.

How to search?
1. Goto images.google.com

Search With Images Google Goggle Service from Android now in Image Search

2. You can drag and drop images from your hard disk or from anywhere on the internet in the search box. Or, click on the icon of the camera, You have an option to upload the image. Or, You can copy the image address/URL and provide it in the field.
Or, Using browser extensions, right click on any image on the internet, then click on a camera logo that appears.



Search With Images Google Goggle Service from Android now in Image Search

Search With Images Google Goggle Service from Android now in Image Search


Search With Images Google Goggle Service from Android now in Image Search : Photo By Shekhar Sahu/Lunar Eclipse
Photo Lunar Eclipse By Shekhar Sahu
facebook.com/ShekharSPhotography

I used the image above I photographed of the lunar eclipse and the result is, woah it works.

Search With Images Google Goggle Service from Android now in Image Search

3. That's it, however, you can provide the description of the image to get a more refined result.




Browser Extensions

Download Firefox Extension
Download Chrome Extension



Similar Apps

Google Goggle: Available for only Android Devices
Layer: App for iPhone
Tineye.com: Exactly similar to Google's Search by Image

I hope you liked this service, I personally was waiting for it. What do you say?



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