Picsearch indexes the web for images and is probably the best of the lot. The About Page of the site says that its unique search algorithm is due for a patent. The search engine has indexed more than 3,000,000,000 images. You can set a few preferences like an interface language.
Advanced search options give you several image factors like color or black and white, animation or image, portrait or landscape and more importantly the ability to search by image size. You can also use normal search operators to fine-tune your search. The site also comes with a family filter to keep out you-know-those kind of images away from the mix.
There are two things I really liked about the site. Firstly, its speed; and secondly, the Image Directory which is a vast collection of subject specific images. Oh yes, there’s a third thing to like too – it comes with a Firefox extension.
AllOurStock is a web resource that host a collection of free stock vector symbols, photos and custom created artwork. All images are free and can be used for commercial or private purposes without any restrictions. You can search for images or browse them by categories.
Another cool feature the site has is a shopping cart where you can drag and drop your favorite images while browsing. Then when you are ready to go download all as zipped file.
You can also create an account to stay up-to-date on new updates and keep track of the downloads you have already made.
- Lists collection of free stock vector symbols, photos and custom created artwork.
- All images are free and can be used for commercial or private purposes.
- Drop images into shopping cart and download all at once.
- Register to stay up-to-date on new additions and keep track of the downloads you have already made.
In Greek mythology, it’s a giant with a single eye. As a stock photography search engine, it keeps both eyes on sites like BigStockPhoto, Flickr, Fotolia, Cutcaster, StockVault, Photos.com, ShutterStock and stockx.xchng. The search interface is typically simple and you can search by selecting specific stock photo sites or all of them in one go. A horizontal menu and also a dropdown let you view results by respective site. Clicking on the thumbnail previews takes you to the source where you can see the details attached with the photo.
Cyclo.ps gives the user a Lightbox account where he can save (by clicking the little plus icon), tag, share, and print (only the thumbnail) his selected photos. Visitors can also add comments to your shared images.
A few months ago when we announced the Search Options panel, we promised 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.
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
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