Show Me More Pictures Like This One…

Image search can be frustrating, because search engines can’t “see” pictures in the same way that they can “read” text—indeed, image search involves a lot of guesswork on the part of the engines. Experimental image search services are trying to overcome the inherent challenges with image retrieval by allowing you to use a reference image as a starting point to find similar images based on color, texture and so on. More on two of these services in today’s SearchDay article, Searching for Images by Similarity.

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