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10 Tips For Google Image Search

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Ionut Alex
November 02, 2006

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Google Image Search (images.google.com) could be used in many ways.

1. If you want to know if a person is a man or a woman and the name doesn't help, do a search for the name.

2. If you don't know the meaning of a word, the pictures may help you.

3. A better search for Flickr. Google uses information from other sites that link to Flickr photos, so you may find Google search better.

4. Find what's interesting about a site, by looking at the pictures included. For example in order to see pictures from wired.com, type "site: wired.com" into the searchbox.

5. Find a new wallpaper for your desktop by restricting your search to large images. You can automate this using an application:


6. Find random personal pictures, using standard file names from digital cameras.


7. Type the name of a painter and you can take an art class.

8. Install a Greasemonkey script so you can view the original version of the image directly by clicking on the thumbnail.

9. Find the color of a word. "Word Color is a windows program that uses Google Image Search to determine the color of a word or string of words. It goes out there, retrieves the top 9 images and loops through all pixels, calculating the average hue, which is later converted to a color."


10. If you want to grab search results, GoogleGrab is a tool that downloads images from Google Image Search. It even supports batch search.


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