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January 5, 2008

Filed under: Google,images,Internet,tips — Lynne @ 8:53 pm

Search Tip

Google Image can tell the difference between an image with a face in it and one that doesn’t. It can also display only images that appeared in the news.

The feature isn’t an official search term yet, so you need to hack the URL to make it work.

Example, enter the word iris in the search box. You will see a lot of images of the flower. Now go the address bar and type &imgtype=face to the end of the URL. Go to that URL and you’ll now see photographs of people instead of the flower.

You can also limit your search to only images news images. For example, try a search for The Shins. You will get a lot of photographs for the band. Now append &imgtype=news to the search URL and you will have a much smaller result.

Found on Lifehacker.

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