Google image search looks for faces

Hot on the heels of Exalead’s new face recognition search option, Google has launched a similar feature. Unlike Exalead, which has a ‘Face’ option under ‘Narrow your search’, Google requires you to add &imgtype=face to the end of the URL of your results page. As Phil Bradley says in his blog “A simple button would suffice guys!”. Phil also reports that, although clunky, Google’s face search seems to return more and better results than Exalead’s. My own experience is variable: sometimes Exalead is better, sometimes Google. Which just goes to prove that you really do need to know your way around more than one search engine.

2 thoughts on “Google image search looks for faces”

  1. Well it all depends on what kind of image results you are looking for. If you get the image which you looking for from Google or which ever search engine you are satisfied with that. So the main concern is the image which you are looking for.

  2. Interesting – I’ll have to give it a try! I hadn’t heard of Google’s version of it, but it sounds pretty interesting!

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