Enhanced Image Search – What Is It Like?

Enhanced image search
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Enhanced Image Search – What Is It Like?

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I mainly search for images online when I need a web design inspiration or if I want to decorate a post of mine. Some recent image search engines and search engine applications seem really impressive to me. They offer a wide variety of interfaces, filtering and sorting options that I personally enjoy playing with. So the big question (like with other search types) is: what should the image search look like? The image search giants (Google images, Yahoo images and even Flickr) represent rather a poor example of image search usability (to my mind). Luckily we have a number of good examples (still none of them is perfect): 1. Picitup offers really interesting filtering options (that overall work): • show faces; • show landscapes; • show products; • set color preferences. 2. Flickr based Tag Browser will show you related tags to your search term giving you more ideas to explore: 3. Picsearch advanced search provides a variety of filtering options: • by file size; • color (black and white, c