Today we’re pleased to announce a redesign of our search results page. The changes we’ve introduced make it easier to browse through the billions of photos and videos on Flickr, and to connect to the communities that help make sense of all those photos.
A good way to see what’s changed is to search for something right off the top of your head. Take this search for delicious rhubarb pie, for example.
Note the new “View” controls at the top of the page, these allow you to display the results in different sizes and formats. Both small and medium views have an ‘i’ icon on every thumbnail — click it to see more detailed information about a particular photo. We’re also doing some whiz bang stuff in the small view to take advantage of as much space as you have on your screen, just try resizing your browser to see.
On the right side of the page we try to provide a new perspective on your search. Based upon how our members are tagging their photos and participating in the Flickrverse, you’ll see links to the groups, photographers, tag clusters and places that are most closely related what you’re looking for. We hope these will occasionally provide a little extra inspiration for your search.
Lastly, we’re exposing simple summary information on the page as you refine your search. For example, try looking for Creative Commons licensed videos of dogs made after 1st January 2009 and you’ll see all that information listed above your search. Over time, we’ll bring more and more advanced features directly into the page.
If you’ve feedback or bugs, please head over to the Help Forum — we want to hear from you.
FotoSketcher is a 100% free program which can help you convert your digital photos into art, automatically. If you want to turn a portrait, the photograph of your house or a beautiful landscape into a painting, a sketch or a drawing then look no further, FotoSketcher will do the job in just a few seconds.
Thanks to FotoSketcher you can create stunning images to make original gifts for your friends or relatives. Create birthday cards, season’s greetings stationary or simply print your work of art and hang it on the wall.
Different styles are available: pencil sketch, pen and ink drawing, various painting renderings. You can also improve your original photo with simple tools (enhance contrast, sharpen, simplify image, increase luminosity, color saturation etc…).
FotoSketcher is completely free and does not contain any adware, spyware or virus. It runs on any version of Microsoft Windows (sorry, no Mac version available).
Ginipic takes image search to a whole new level. Now you can search image search engines, photo sharing websites or your own local picture collections simultaneously. Find what you’re looking for and use it instantly in your own creation – document, presentation, art work – you name it. Work alongside other applications with Ginipic in Dock mode. Did we mention it’s completely FREE?
SmillaEnlarger is an Open Source program that enables you produce quality enlargements of your digital photos. It enables you to convert a low resolution image into a high resolution copy while maintain as much of the details as possible and minimizing image noise. You can also clip a portion of your photo and create a high quality crop with the same or higher resolution than the original. SmillaEnlarger offers several adjustment options and an instant preview to inspect the results. The program produces very good results, however the interface and usability features (or lack thereof) require a bit of a learning curve – there is no `Save` button for example, the program saves a copy automatically; you have to select an entire folder before you can select an image… and several other oddities that can be confusing at first. A Help document comes included with the download, you`ll probably want to take a look at it before you get started.
Google’s image search engine constantly adds new features that help you filter search results. Here’s a list of some new options that aren’t yet available in the user interface:
1. New ways to specify image sizes
The current interface lets you find images that are small, medium, large or extra large, but you can’t find 2 MP photos. Now you can restrict results to 2 MP, 4 MP, 6 MP, 8 MP, 10 MP, 12 MP photos or larger photos:
2. Aspect ratio filter
A feature that’s already available in Microsoft’s image search engine and it’s useful to find photos that have certain shapes.
Nearly squared photos:
Wide photos related to Niagara
Labels: Image Search