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I haven't been the biggest fan of Google Images since it removed direct image links, but the service has been working on a few useful features behind the scenes. Starting this week, contextual information about images will appear when you tap on them, similar to what you would get from regular web searches.

"When you search for an image on mobile in the U.S.," Google wrote in a blog post, "you might see information from the Knowledge Graph related to the result. That information would include people, places or things related to the image from the Knowledge Graph’s database of billions of facts, helping you explore the topic more."

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Unlike with web searches, Images can display multiple Knowledge Graph information panels for a single result. Google says the feature combines data from the web page and Google Lens-style deep learning to determine what information to display.

 

The feature is going live in the Google Android app, as well as the mobile web version of Google Images.

[Source: This article was published in androidpolice.com By Corbin Davenport - Uploaded by the Association Member: Jeremy Frink]

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[This article is originally published in bmmagazine.co.uk - Uploaded by AIRS Member: Robert Hensonw] 

The reverse image search tool will help users to initiate search about any image from around the globe quickly, all you have to do is upload a photo from your desktop by clicking on the browse button, and it will show you results that include similar images.

These similar images include similar pictures, similar size, and similar dimensions.

Many professional photographers and journalists usually use search by image tool to find out original sources of a particular image that from where an image has been used. The tool will help you that when and where your picture is used and when it was actually published on the internet. The photos are the intellectual property of the photographers, so they need to know that which website is using their photos without crediting them or without asking prior permission from the original photographer.

 

The reverse image search tool is straightforward and useful for those people too who want to verify any social media account, they need to upload that profile picture in the tool and initiate a search for the originality of the photo. You will find all the relevant information available in popular search engines that include information and matching images.

How to find similar images online with reverse image search tool

The search by image tool is very simple and easy tool and is relatively effective. Through this technology, you are able to find out:

  • Similar photos
  • Web pages that include similar pictures or information
  • Other related photos that have similarity in size or dimensions.

This technology is very useful and relatively provides best results when it is used for personal purpose.

Standardized search through reverse image search

It is one of the best tools in the modern world that best describes any picture which you uploaded. If you wanted to get information about any picture whether it is about a person, an animal or any place then simply upload that picture, and you get adorable information about the facts of the picture. You also can easily verify the dignity of the photos whether it is original or not.

Now another point where you need reverse image search tool for assistance is where you have heard much about a celebrity or an animal, and you want to know more about him then upload that picture and see similar photos.

These similar photos include information about that particular image or other sources from where you can get more information.

How can you initiate a search with images for more information?

The reverse image search tool offered by SmallSEOTools.com is one of the best tools to find out results from most popular search engines in the modern era Google, Yahoo and Bing.

 

These search engines allow users to detect and search images through content-based technique. The demand for this kind of technology has been increased over the time because most of the people want that their pictures remain safe and secure, and nobody can use it without taking prior permission from the source or without crediting the Author.

As technology has improved itself, it has also become easier to search for all types of data. You are now able to search with content-based technology, the same way as you will search for something with keywords on search engine.

This tool will allow users to initiate a search in the quickest way, so you are able to know more about any picture.

Another question that bothers most people about reverse image search is how to find similar images online? By using CBIR technology, this technology literally means content-based image retrieval technology, and with the user-friendly environment, you are able to find out similar images or related information about any photo. These results are based on those databases that are available on their internet sources.

The reverse image search tool primarily works by making communication and connection with popular search engines. You are able to see all the related results that are available on the databases of some popular search engines, i.e. Google, Yahoo, and Bing.

Just click on the results to see other related photos and related information about any particular object.

The search by image tool works with just a few simple steps what you need to do is to have a query picture for which you want to search similar images and upload. After you are done with uploading the image, wait for a few seconds to see results.

The results which are shown to you include similar photos with similar size or dimensions and also other related information. The reverse image search tool will provide you detailed information about any image without wasting your time and fetches data from online databases.

 

There are other ways to upload a picture that involves giving URL of the picture. The tool basically accepts JPG, JPEG, and PNG file extensions. Once are done with inserting a picture then the tool takes care of the rest. All you can do is simply click on the search image button and then just wait for the results.

Any user whether he is a professional photographer or whether he wants to ensure the privacy of his pictures can use this tool and benefit from it. The professional photographers can easily catch those persons who are using their images without crediting them or without taking prior permission.

Meanwhile, this tool is also helpful to check the dignity of the website, and even people can know the original source of the picture. It does not cost you and also does not waste your time by asking you to log in or register, just enter the URL of the website and use features of this tool to know anything through pictures.

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Following Google’s removal of the “view image” button from its image search results last week, several users will move to other browsers like Microsoft’s Bing and Startpage that allow download of high-resolution images with a right-click, media reported.

Google, after signing a multi-year global licensing deal with Getty Images, removed the “view image” button – a move set to curb the lifting of copyrighted images from its platform.

According to a BBC report, critics said the changes were “awful”, “user-unfriendly” and “degraded the product”.

“This is a terrible idea… You find an image on Google Images only for the image to be nowhere in sight. Talk about destroying your own successful service,” one user tweeted.

Several users suggested people should try rival image search engines such as Bing which still has a “view image” button.

 

“Others pointed out that right-clicking an image in Google’s Chrome browser, and clicking ‘open image in new tab’ replicated the missing function,” the report added.

if you were a frequent user of the feature, you can still get a similar experience through another search engine called Startpage.

“The browser is focused on privacy and provides Google’s search results but with no targeted ads and more privacy,” the report said on Monday.

Media reports said that Google will make copyright attribution and disclaimers more prominent in image search results.

“The change is essentially meant to frustrate users. Google has long been under fire from photographers and publishers who felt that image search allowed people to steal their pictures, and the removal of the view image button is one of many changes being made in response,” said The Verge.

Websites sometimes disable the ability to right-click, too, which would make it even harder for someone to grab a photo they’re looking for.

In addition to removing the ‘view image’ button, Google has also removed the ‘search by image’ button that appeared when people opened up an image.

Meanwhile, adding a simple extension to the Chrome browser could bring the button back.

According to The Next Web, “ViewImage” extension re-implements the Google Images’ “View Image” and “Search by Image” buttons.

“ViewImage” adds the “Search by Image” and “ViewImage” buttons back to the Google images results page and the code for this extension is available on web-based hosting service GitHub.

Users simply need to install this browser extension in Chrome or Opera and they would see the button back where it was.

Source: This article was published thestatesman.co

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The most recent update to Google Photos’ iOS app now lets you send images from an iPhone to your TV, so long as you have an Apple TV streaming box hooked up. The update, out today, uses AirPlay to transmit the images, letting you browse on the Google Photos app and choose which ones you’d like to beam to the big screen.

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Impossibly dense, deep, and powerful, black holes reveal the limits of physics. Nothing can escape one, not even light.

But even though black holes excite the imagination like few other concepts in science, the truth is that no astronomer has actually seen one.

"There’s really strong evidence for them, and by now every astronomer believes confidently there are black holes," Peter Edmonds, a NASA astrophysicist, told me. "But there’s no direct image."

Any photo you've seen of a dark mass warping spacetime … well, that's just an illustration:

Why no astronomer has ever seen a black hole directly

The biggest problem with trying to detect a black hole is that even the supermassive ones are relatively tiny.

 

"The largest one in the sky [is] the black hole in the center of the Milky Way," Dimitrios Psaltis, an astrophysicist at the University of Arizona, writes me in an email. "And taking a picture of it would be equivalent to taking a picture of a DVD on the surface of the moon."

What's more, because of their strong gravity, black holes tend to be surrounded by other bright matter that makes it hard to see the object itself.

That's why, when hunting for black holes, astronomers don't usually try for direct observation. Instead, they look for evidence of the effects of a black hole's gravity and radiation.

"We typically measure the orbits of stars and gas that seem to circle around very dark 'spots' in the sky and measure how much mass is there in that dark spot," Psaltis says. "If we know of no other astrophysical object that can be so massive and so dark as what we just measured, we consider this as very strong evidence that a black hole lies there."

We do have indirect images of black holes, however

Some of the best indirect images of black holes come from the Chandra X-ray Observatory, where Edmonds works. "The friction and the high velocities of material forming out of a black hole naturally produces X-rays," he says. And Chandra is a space telescope specially designed to see those X-rays.

 

For example, the Chandra observatory documented these X-ray "burps" emanating from the merger of two galaxies around 26 million light-years away. The astrophysicists suspect that these burps came from a massive black hole:

Similarly, the fuchsia blobs on this image are regions of intense X-ray radiation, thought to be black holes that formed when two galaxies (the blue and pink rings) collided:

Similarly, here are X-rays and sound waves emanating from the central region of the Perseus galaxy cluster — more indirect evidence of a black hole:

And in this GIF, the Chandra telescope saw the largest X-ray flare coming from the black hole suspected to lie at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.

Chandra telescope

And here's a zoomed-out image of that X-ray flare.

We can see black holes spew massive jets of matter into the universe

This composite image (combining data from Hubble and a radio telescope) shows jets of energy and matter being thrown out of the center of the Hercules A galaxy. These jets shoot out at nearly the speed of light, demonstrating the awesome destructive power of the objects.

This next image* shows massive jets that are thought to be propelling away from the black hole at the center of Centaurus A, a galaxy 13 million light-years away. The jets are longer than the galaxy itself.

Astronomers have observed stars orbiting mysterious dark objects, which are most likely black holes

This 16-year time lapse of the stars moving near the center of the Milky Way galaxy is evidence of a black hole there.

 

Very soon we may see an actual black hole

A true image of a black hole would reveal its event horizon. That's the perimeter beyond which nothing can escape. Scientists speculate the event horizon would look like what you see in illustrations: a sudden boundary between bright lights in space and a void.

A true image might also show an accretion disk — a bright ring of matter that swirls around it. (The black hole in the movie Interstellar shows an accretion disk.)

What's exciting is that in the next few years, scientists hope to be able to confirm the existence of the black hole in the center of the Milky Way — and determine what it looks like.

That's because of the Event Horizon Telescope — a global network of sensors that, in effect, forms a telescope as large as the Earth. It's on track to take a snapshot of the black hole by the end of 2017, and is expected to produce the first image of an event horizon. "What they’re hoping to see is the actual shadow, the actual dark region," Edmonds says. "That will be a big deal."

With a direct image of a black hole, scientists will be able to learn more about the effects of extreme gravity, and can further test Einstein's theory of general relativity.

Author:  Brian Resnick

Source:  http://www.vox.com/2016/2/23/11095624/what-does-a-black-hole-actually-look-like?yptr=yahoo

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Presidents are men, nurses are women. Preschool teachers are female while engineers are male. Or at least that is what the image search results would lead online searchers to believe anyways. But a simple search engine plug-in is helping to fight those gender stereotypes — Re-Search displays gender-balanced search results alongside that page of female nurses or male photographers Google just turned up.

Re-Search is a beta version plug-in by Semcon. Installed on Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari, the plug-in will display a more gender-neutral image search right alongside the results from the usual favorite search engines.

The plug-in only works for career image searches and so far for only a small list of them from astronaut to truck driver, but it is the reasoning behind the technology that sets Re-Search apart.

 

“When we choose a profession, our choices have already been narrowed down based on images we have seen in the media, advertising and popular culture,” Semcon wrote on its website. “With the internet, many of us hoped we would get access to a more diverse set of images of different professions, and there is no question that the non-stereotypical images are out there. The problem is that they don’t show up in the search results, unless you search for them specifically.”

The company says that the plug-in is designed to be a first step toward showing better role models and more balanced professions online. Semcon, an international technology product company, said it needs more female engineers — and so it is starting with better role models. The company’s goal is to have a male-female ratio between 40 and 60 percent by 2022.

“If engineers are portrayed as men in yellow helmets, how can young women feel that the job might be of interest to them?” said Anna Funke, Re-Search project manager. “Role models are important when people are thinking about their career choices and the internet is the first place many people look for information.”

After the beta version launched at the end of November, Semcon’s video promoting the search engine add-on topped YouTube’s top 10 list after 24 hours.

While still in beta, the free plug-in will launch working with 65 different professions for English searches. The beta version is available to download at the Semcon website.

Author : Hillary Grigonis

Source : http://www.digitaltrends.com/photography/re-search-image-plug-in/

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I know some people may wonder why I am explaining this. I have run across several people who were unaware of how it is easy to extract images from Word. This industry is involved with a lot of guest blogging, so I  thought help people save some time.

Extracting images from Word is very quick and easy, and here is how to do it.

Start With an Open Document

Once you have a document open you want to save it as a Web PageFiltered:

A Folder is Created

When you have saved a document as a “Web Page, Filtered” a folder is created in the location you choose to save the “Web Page” in. This folder will hold all the images in the document. Here is how the folder will look : (Note, the folder name is the same as the title of the document.)

Inside This Folder

The images in the original document will be in this folder, but the document itself will not, so make sure you save your document and your “Web Page, Filtered” in the same place.

As you can see in the image above, the document images will be automatically saved and given “image” names. You can always rename them if the author has a preference for names of images.

Saving a Word document in this manner can help you in another way. Say someone sends you a zipped file with specifically named images for a post, but there are like 10 of them and there is no number order. Organizing a post like this requires a lot of back and forth. If you extract the zipped images to this saved Web Page folder you will have the images listed in order and you can use them as a guide for the named images.

Source : https://www.searchenginejournal.com

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