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Google a picture

Post by Paul Fierlinger » 03 Nov 2011, 01:19

I just discovered this: Have you ever downloaded a picture from the Internet and later wished you knew where you got it from? Now I discovered that you can take any picture and move it towards your opened Google header and a box will appear saying place picture here and almost instantly the source page where the picture came from opens. It’s amazing. If you try to fool Google and drag a picture you made yourself it’ll find a bunch of pictures that look like it.
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Post by idragosani » 03 Nov 2011, 02:07

That's a pretty neat discovery!
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Post by Paul Fierlinger » 03 Nov 2011, 08:01

I use reference pictures all the time and so often it happens that I get second thoughts about making the mistake of not downloading one or two more pictures that still linger in my memory but would never be able to tell where I got the first one from anymore. I was so thrilled when I discovered this.
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Post by Fabrice » 03 Nov 2011, 12:30

Yes, I use this feature a lot. It's pretty useful. :)
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Re: Google a picture

Post by chatbraque » 03 Nov 2011, 15:34

Hi !

" towards your opened Google header"… well… where exactly ?
(It can't get it :oops: :oops: :oops: …???)

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Post by idragosani » 03 Nov 2011, 16:18

Drag a file to the search box on the Google Images search page:

http://www.google.com/imghp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Google a picture

Post by Elodie » 04 Nov 2011, 07:38

it seems it works only with the firefox :)

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Re: Google a picture

Post by chatbraque » 04 Nov 2011, 07:49

Yeees !… thx Idragosani
Elodie is right… I only tried with Safari… with no result
… and it's working like a charm on Firefox… great tip !

THx again

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Re: Google a picture

Post by Animark » 04 Nov 2011, 07:53

LOL, yes, that's funny, but I didn't find any clones of myself - yet ;-)
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Re: Google a picture

Post by chatbraque » 04 Nov 2011, 09:05

Yes… fun !
(but … my feeling is that the search engine is based on colors on not on shapes…
… not "that" great, anyway, I'll play around it when i'm not busy )

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Post by Paul Fierlinger » 04 Nov 2011, 09:14

The usefulness lies in the possibility to retrace the source of images you once collected. How useful would it be to find pictures of people who look like you, or your dog -- hmm ... my dog... they do look alike. I have to try this (also when I have more time).
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Post by malcooning » 04 Nov 2011, 10:43

This is such a cool feature. Google know what they're doing. Such a hidden feature probably so few people know of it. So the surprise is nice.
It works in Chrome (obviuosly) and in Firefox. Explorer shows the drop-down frame but no results (not surprised), and Safari doesn't respond to dragging at all.

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Re: Google a picture

Post by Elodie » 04 Nov 2011, 12:46

malcooning wrote:Safari doesn't respond to dragging at all.
It responds with me, but only display the image in the web browser :)

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Re: Google a picture

Post by crayon10 » 05 Nov 2011, 00:30

I am on Safari and it does not work. Oh well.

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Re: Google a picture

Post by User767 » 05 Nov 2011, 02:24

For those of you on Safari:

go to Preferences (Safari>Preferences)
click the 'Advanced" icon
check the box: "Show Develop menu in menu bar"
close that window.

go to the Google page, then go to the new "Develop" menu (in Safari) and pull it down to "User Agent", then on down to "Firefox". The page will reload, and Google images will suddenly accept your dropped photo. It's just Safari's way of fooling the rest of the world into thinking it's something else. Doesn't always work, but it does often enough.
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