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Very cool Google image tool

November 27, 2009

I was meandering the Google Labs (as you do…), and came across Google Image Swirl (http://image-swirl.googlelabs.com), a new image search tool from Google.

Now, I LOVE Google’s image search, but the biggest problem is that when you enter a keyword, you get all sorts of stuff and you have to hunt through many pages of images to find what you really want. Google Image Swirl, however, categorizes the images and puts like images together. As you click on a category, you get shown all related images.

For example, I did a search for ‘note’. Here’s the main page of results:

Initial results for 'note'

When I clicked on the notepaper image (top left), I got this:

Results after selecting the notepaper image

I could keep drilling on down through related images, or click back into the ‘home’ image on the right.

I can see this saving me a lot of time! Way cool!

[Links last checked November 2009]

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