Google Image Search Rolls Out "Find Similar Image" Feature

Google announced today that a sweet new feature was finally being rolled out of Labs and becoming a permanent feature in Google Image Search.

So, let’s say you want to find images of Ancient Egypt. Google Images will provide you with a rich variety of results, including pyramids, maps, relics, drawings and other types of images. Instead of poring through hundreds of images, now you can simply click “Find similar images” to narrow down the results to the results to the type you want. (We’re rolling this out gradually, so the links in the below examples may not work for you yet.)

Let’s say you want to find a work of art by Michelangelo but you’re not exactly sure what the piece is called. So, you do a Google Image Search for “Michelangelo”, which returns the following results:


Which leads you to the image you actually want, The Creation Adam. Once you figure out what you’re looking for you can click on “Find similar images” and return a whole slew of results to choose from.


This is a very helpful feature and has the potential to save you a lot of time if you’re looking for just the right image for that project you’re working. Google is currently rolling this feature out so if you don’t see it now you should be getting it shortly.


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