Input Magazine: DoNotPay’s new tool makes your photos undetectable to facial recognition software. “With the new Photo Ninja feature, users upload a photo of themselves to DoNotPay and its algorithms insert hidden changes that confuse facial recognition tools. This type of masked picture can be referred to as an ‘adversarial example,’ exploiting the way artificial intelligence algorithms work to disrupt their behavior.”
News18: ‘Same Energy’ is a Visual Search Engine Which Finds Similar Images to Match the ‘Vibe’ Perfectly
News18: ‘Same Energy’ is a Visual Search Engine Which Finds Similar Images to Match the ‘Vibe’ Perfectly. “Same Energy is a new web tool (still in development) that’s perfect for anyone looking for visual inspiration – It’s an AI-powered visual search engine that provides a fast and simple experience for exploring visually similar photos.” I played with it a little. Loved its wicked-fast response and the way the results filled the screen.
Digital Inspiration: How to Search Google Images by the Exact Size. “The ‘exact size’ search option is no longer available in Google Image Search but you can still limit your image searches to a particular size by using the secret imagesize search operator in the query itself.”
Search Engine Roundtable: Google Image Search Licensable Badge Now Live With Updated Search Filters. “In February, Google added a new licensable badge for image search as a beta while it tested out new structured data markup (with Search Console debugging reports). Well, now after months of testing, this new feature is live and images using this markup can see the licensable badge in the Google Image search results.”
Outlook India: Google to provide quick facts about images you search. “Google on Wednesday announced a new feature that will make it easy to find quick facts about what people see on Google images in the form of a Knowledge Graph. Starting first in the US, the feature would include people, places or things related to the image from the Knowledge Graph’s database of billions of facts, helping users explore the topic more.”
Search Engine Journal: Reverse Image Search: Your Complete Guide. “Searching for the original source of an image you like online? Want a complete list of all the pages your image appears in on the web? Here’s your complete guide to reverse image search on today’s major search engines (think Google, Bing, and Yandex). Plus, we’ll show you how to do reverse search on both desktop and mobile.”
Bing Blogs: Bing shopping: Introducing new image-based product search. “Since the last month’s update on ‘4 ways to save money’, we continue to see more shoppers search for products on our platform to get the best price, across sellers. In this update, we are excited to introduce new image-based search experiences on Bing Shopping.”
Engadget: Google adds fact checking to image searches. “Google’s fact checking now extends beyond standard searches and YouTube. The internet pioneer has introduced fact check labels for image search results. Tap a bogus picture for a detailed view and you’ll see a blurb from a verified source indicating what’s false and offering a link to the full article debunking the image. If a photo is a known fake, you’ll find out before you start sharing it with your friends in disbelief.”
Search Engine Journal: Google SEO 101: Image Search Best Practices & Changes Over the Years. “Changes to Google’s image search results over the years, and current best practices, are discussed in a newly uploaded presentation. The presentation was given by Francois Spies, Product Manager for Google Images, at Google’s Webmaster Conference in November. Google just published a batch of videos from the conference so, for most people, this is their first time seeing it. Here’s a recap of Spies’ presentation on Google Images.”
Search Engine Journal: Google Updates Image Search With Icons for Products, Recipes, & Videos. “Google is updating its image search results pages with icons indicating what type of content the images lead to. If an image surfaced in search results comes from a product page, a recipe, or a video, Google will highlight it with a special icon.” Of course, since Google’s adding something, it’s removing something else…
Creative Commons: Introducing the CC Search Browser Extension. “With the CC Search Browser Extension, users can now search for CC-licensed images, download them, and attribute the owner/creator without needing to head over to Flickr, Behance, Rawpixel or any other source of CC-licensed content.”
Daily Dot: Everything you need to know about Google Reverse Image Search . “We’re living in the Instagram age, an era dominated by photos and images, it’s often very hard to determine if the photo you are looking at has been altered or not; image enhancement is almost considered protocol when it comes to creating online content, and photo-editing apps are too plenty to count. Along with this, the internet is home to a thriving repost culture, making it hard to pinpoint where a photo came from, and whether or not you are seeing it straight from its original source. For both instances, there’s one thing you can do to investigate a picture’s origin and authenticity, and that’s to use Google reverse image search.”
Search Engine Journal: Google Removes Some Filters from Image Search Results . “Google appears to have removed the ability to filter image search results by ‘minimum size,’ ‘exact size,’ and ‘full color.’ This change was made quietly, as there has been no official word from Google about removing the filters.”
CNET: Google Images gets a revamp with a focus on shopping. “Google Images is getting a new look. The search giant on Tuesday said it’s launching a redesign of its search engine for photos…. The redesign will also put an emphasis on shopping. If you click on an image of a product, it will show you information on brand, price, reviews and availability.” Yay.