Thursday, July 5, 2012

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12 Best Image Search Engines for photos Online

Photos have always been a great company when we are alone. We all love them, some collect weird pictures, some like celebrity pictures, and some might be great nature pics admirer. We all do Search images online, and most of us do it daily, for recent pictures from around the world. Also, in this Socially active world we love to see pictures being shared every day on Social Networks.

So today We have a great list of 12 Reliable Search Engines to help you find pictures and real-time photographs online. We hope you like them, they can be of great help for finding the picture you actually need.

Real-time Photo Search Engines

World was never so connected before. Social Networks like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram has made the live availability of pictures so easy, that now you do not have to wait for the big News networks to deliver pictures and images of any event because we have our Social Networks doing that for us.

And with London Olympics at your doorsteps, you would surely need some real-time picture sharing sources to get excellent, live and exclusive images and pictures. So we have these amazing real-time photo search engines for you, to keep you at the fore-front.

This website takes most of its content (i.e pictures) from public 'Twitter Timeline'. It also allows you to search whatever you like to, and also lets you customize and narrow your search by Hashtag and Location

2. Twitcaps

For best Twitter and Instagram pictures, this is the best resort. The interface is a bit rough but still it performs its function very well. You can search pictures or just stay updated with the Live picture feed always updating new pictures every second.

3. PicFog

PicFog, with its Google-like simple interface helps you search real-time pictures from Twitter and other Image Upload services. It even lets you filter your searches by Keywords, location and Twitter user. Also it presents the searched pictures with Time Stamp, letting you know exactly when the picture was uploaded.

4. Twicsy

It is the best Twitter pics search engine. It provides with you with 'trending pictures' and 'Last Hour' search filters. You can also sign up with this service, to set up widgets to keep you updated with images from specific user accounts.

Major Search Engines with Image Search

Almost all the Major search engines do let you to search images and pictures from the internet. These are powerful means to search pictures, wallpapers and images. (not good for real time pictures of events). 

5. Google Image Search

Probably the most common search engine that everyone uses for Images and everything else. Provides you with thousands of pictures in seconds, and lets you sort images by JPG, GIF, BMP etc, you can also sort images by B&W and color.

6. Yahoo Image Search

This will find images for you and take you to the source website with a framed interface when you click on the pictures found. Its interface is better then that of Google and you do not have to come back to the main page every time after seeing any picture, you can navigate through pictures from any page. It also provides with an option to look for pictures related to your search on Facebook. Advertisements are shown.

7. Bing Image Search

Bing has an even better and refined interface for its image search. You can filter searches by Size, Color, Style, Layout and People. On clicking on any search result, you see the picture, along with its size and pixels mentioned and some related search thumbnails are displayed. No advertisements are shown.

8. Ask Images

Ask Images will search your desired pictures, and will also provide you with suggestions to expand or narrow your search. In the sidebar it also displays questions asked on related to your search query. Advertisements are displayed. 

Specialized Search Engines for Images

These days there have been a lot of development in the area of creating specialized search engines. Search engines for People, for e-books, for videos and also for Pictures have been developed. These specialized Image search engines only searches for pictures from websites on the Web.

9. Picsearch

One of the best search engine for pictures, it claims to index more then 3 billion images on the Web. Picsearch connects its users to the vast visual resources of the internet. When a user sends a query to Picsearch, the result is received as a set of thumbnail images that are sorted to make sure that they are as highly relevant as possible. It is also Safe for children, with its permanently set Family Filter. No adult content is ever shown on Picsearch.

10. PhotoBucket

PhotoBucket is a huge resource of images. Its actually not a Search engine but a Free Online Image Hosting Service where you can find great pictures. It even lets you upload your pictures and share them on your favourite Social Network.

11. Incogna Image Search

While the major Search engines, only looks at the image's text meta-data, Incogna on the other hand, by using highly parallel processors, processes the shape in every image, and use this to build a large scale searchable visual index. 

12. Getty Images

This is famous for unique stock photos, that we usually find in Magazines, newspaper and corporate Blogs. So browse through their huge collection of editorial images and find images not indexed by other search engines.

We hope this list will help you a lot for your image search. Also, do share with us, if you know any other such Image Search Engine through your precious comments.

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