Google Cleans Up Image Search With Better Sorting By Subject
May 09, 2011 at 12:14 PM EDT
If you've ever done an image search on Google, you've probably gotten back a page filled with the same or similar images as the top result. If that is what you are looking for, then that's great. If it's not, then you have to keep clicking through until you find a decent image, and it can be a real chore. Google lets you sort by image size, type (face, photo, clip art, drawing), and color, which helps, but is still not perfect. Today, Google announced a new way to sort photos by subject that will roll out during this week, and it's better than any of the previous sorting mechanisms. If you search for "dog," it will sort the pictures by different breeds. If you search for "coffee," it will sort by pictures of coffee in cups, coffee beans, people drinking coffee, and so on.