Online apparel shopping service, THE ICONIC, has launched their new Snap To Shop service. It allows you to take a photo of some clothes, either in a store or on someone, and then use that image to search against THE ICONIC's inventory to find a similar garment or ensemble. I spoke with the company's CTO, Zoe Ghani, about what tech they're using to make this possible.
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As the number of images we store on cloud services increases, it gets harder and harder to find that specific image you're looking for. That happened to me just yesterday. I knew what was in the pictures I wanted but there was no easy way to find them. Box is now integrating Google's Cloud Vision APIs into their products to help find images stored on their service.
Google Images has offered the option to search for images available through Creative Commons and other free-to-reuse licences for a while, but you had to head to advanced search to find them. A revamp of image search means it's now easier to filter out pictures that can be reused or modified.
TinEye's ability to find multiple copies of the same picture online is very useful when you're hunting down where an image has been used. You can also use that facility for finding shopping bargains by identifying online retailers selling the same product.
We already knew Google's Image search feature was powerful (it can, for instance, find photographs based on a sketch). Turns out it's also a dab hand at identifying the pixelated pictures TV and newspapers often use.
Creative blocks are extremely frustrating. They often come when you're hoping to produce something awesome but can't manage to find the necessary inspiration to do so. When you get stuck, image searches can come to the rescue and save you from creative stagnation -- you just need to take the right approach.
Google has long showed a list of related search terms when you use its Image Search option. A new enhancement now shows thumbnails of those related images when you mouse over the links.
Finding the image you're looking for can be a little difficult at times, but Google's similar image search is often a big help. If you don't have a similar image, however, the mouthful-of-a-web-app titled "Unofficial Google Image Search by Drawing" will let you quickly sketch what you're looking for and use it as a search query.
Windows: You're probably familiar with the very handy TinEye, the reverse image search engine that scours the web for similar copies of an picture. TinEye Client makes it even easier to search by letting you right-click any image in Windows to bring up similar (and hopefully larger) versions.
We told you recently how examining the EXIF data from photos can be a useful way to enhance your photography skills. That process is now a little easier, with Google now displaying EXIF data as part of its image search results.
Google Googles can perform neat tricks like solving Sudoku as well as performing image-based searches, but for now it only runs on mobile devices. However, you can access an archive of the pictures you've snapped in Goggles online.