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Search Flickr Images by Color With the Multicolr Search Lab

Flickr, a popular photo-sharing site owned by Yahoo!, has a ton images available for browsing through. You can search for photos in a multitude of ways including by user, tags, title keywords, and a few more. However, it’s a lot tougher to search for images by colors and not many services get it right the first time around. The Multicolr Search Lab is a fantastic tool that does an excellent job of finding great images based on the colors you select.

Idée’s Multicolr Search Lab

From the labs of the makers of the image search engine TinEye comes an extraordinary product. The Multicolr Search Lab allows users to select up to 10 colors that they would like the images they are searching for to contain. To make a color more prominent in the image search results simply select that color several times from the provided color palette. As you pick and choose your colors the search results will automatically refresh with images that represent your new color selections.

So far, the Multicolr Search lab is available for Flickr and Alamy Stock Photography. However, not every Flickr image will be searched. According to the site, they extract the colors “from 3 million “interesting” Flickr images. Using our visual similarity technology you can navigate the collection by colour.

Unique Image Search Engines

In addition to the Multicolr Search Lab, I’d also recommend checking out the BYO Image Search Lab from Idée. The BYO or ‘Bring Your Own’ Image Search Lab allows you to upload an image or choose one that’s available on the web and find images from Alamy with similarities such as color tones.

Both search engines are great and unique tools to make the best of. I didn’t have any problems getting great matches to the colors and images that I provided. Another bonus is the use of the Flickr “Interesting” set to ensure the best quality photo results. These are two great services that we’ll be sure to keep an eye on.

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