Ginipic takes image search to a whole new level

Ginipic takes image search to a whole new level. Now you can search image ginipic-2search 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?
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Google Adds More Options To Image Search

A few months ago when we announced the Search Options panel, we images_toolbeltpromised that you would soon see similar functionality across our other search properties. Today we are rolling out Search Options for Google Images.

This new feature offers quick access to existing tools, including search by color and image type. Color search will find images that are only in color or only in black and white, or even images that contain a specific color, such as red, pink, or green. Type search is a great way to narrow down your results if you are looking for a specific kind of image, such as a photo, clip art, line drawing or face.

We’ve also revamped our size search. In addition to choosing from commonly searched-for sizes, now you can search for an exact image size or any image larger than a certain size. You can find images of practically any size, including 70 megapixels or more.

The new layout makes it faster and easier to combine and toggle between options. It also makes it easier for us to add additional image search options in the future, so keep your eyes peeled. Just click “Show options…” in the blue bar on the search results page to try out any of these tools.

Kalooga – The image gallery search engine

Kalooga is a image search engine that specializes in finding image galleries kaloogarather than individual images, as most search engines do. So when you search for say “auto show”, instead of getting a page with images with auto show photos you get a page with galleries containing auto show photos. This automatically enriches the search results.

“Q: What is the difference between Kalooga Search and the image search offered by for instance Google or Yahoo?
A: Most search engines use the name of an image and/or the words that are used in the neighborhood of the image to assess if an image matches the keywords used in the search. However, the most relevant images often don’t have those keywords in the image name or near the image. Kalooga’s approach is radically different; in order to find images with the correct subject, Kalooga first tries to make sure a web page is focused on a certain image subject. Kalooga analyzes the links and references that exist between web pages in order to find gallery web pages that are focused on a certain subject.”

Kalooga’s current image count at 480 million, though not huge, is impressive.

That’s not all. Kalooga also offers website publishers widgets to display image galleries on their sites.

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Filter Images by Aspect Ratio and Size

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.

Squared photos:

Nearly squared photos:

Tall photos:

Wide photos:

Panoramic photos:

Wide photos related to Niagara


Find inspiration with Ideas

When you visit Ideas, you are presented with a large search box, beside which sits a button that simply states, “inspire ideasme!” Type in a word, and the site will present you with a series of sets of information that is somehow related to the word entered. If you’re feeling bereft of ideas for even a word to enter, a few examples are provided such as aircraft, love, beauty, sorrow, yes, red, winter, home, Africa, kiss.

Depending on the word you enter, Ideas may or may not be able to find examples of the following types:

  • Famous quote
  • Creative Commons licensed photos from Flickr
  • Color swatches from
  • Songs from
  • Related words from
  • Videos from
  • Listings from
  • Bookmarks from
  • Article from

What a great way for creative people that are looking for a little boost in the inspiration department to start with a specific word and serendipitously follow a trail to something that may well inspire them.

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