Google Image Search: Restrict to show photos

Google Image Search has a new advanced option that let you to restrict results to show photos only: “go to the image search, click on advanced search page, and tick the “photo content” box. Enter your search term as usual, say, Mickey Mouse, and the search results will now contain a lot more photos than e.g. cartoon drawings […]

Google Image Search has a new advanced option that let you to restrict results to show photos only: “go to the image search, click on advanced search page, and tick the “photo content” box. Enter your search term as usual, say, Mickey Mouse, and the search results will now contain a lot more photos than e.g. cartoon drawings in comparison to a normal search.”

A simple way to find photos would be to restrict the results to JPEG files, but a search for Gmail shows that many people use the JPEG format for logos and screenshots. If we use Google's image analysis technology, we'll find more photos related to Gmail, including the Gmail soap, Gmail Theater and Gmail's product manager Keith Coleman.

The other two content restrictions available in Google Image Search are for images that contain faces and for images that illustrate recent news articles. Microsoft's image search engine has more advanced options for refining your search: you can find photos, illustrations, faces and portraits, writes Google OS.

Source:→ Google Blogoscoped