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Bing Image Search


http://www.bing.com/images

     
Language Multilingual



Launched 2009
Closed No



Developer Microsoft



Country of Origin US America



Owner
2009 - [...] Microsoft



Topic Image SeEn



Region No Limitation



Technology
and/or
Strategy
Image Search Engine



Used SeEn Bing



Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite






Name




Critical points




Features & Functionality

FELICE SCHMERTZLER (2012): »When first arriving on Bing’s image search home page, the viewer is shown a series of “trending” images. This can be helpful in finding current images quickly as well as generally staying involved in what is popular. However, most users will continue to input a specific search query and hope for good results. Using “biotechnology” as our test query, Bing provides us with an infinitely scroll of results. We have several options to help further define our search by accessing the menu directly below the search query. We can specify the size, color, type, layout, and people we are looking for. Size– Size filters your search for images that are specifically small, medium, large, or wallpaper sized. This can be for the purpose of finding a picture that will fit specifically in a document with the right resolution you are looking for. Color– The color drop down provides the option of finding images that are color only, black and white only, or you can chose for a picture to be dominate in one color. For example, if I chose blue as the color I wanted to see most in my image, these are the results for “Biotechnology” that would appear: Type– Type allows you to limit your search to a photograph, clipart, or line drawing. Layout– Layout allows you to find images that are specifically square, wide, or tall. This can again be useful for the final destination of the image. Lets use social media for example: if you were looking for a new cover photo for Facebook, you would search for a wide image because it has the appropriate dimensions that a cover photo requires. People– People is useful when you are specifically looking for parts of a person in a picture. The search can either be specified to “faces” or “head and shoulders.” These filters can be applied simultaneously to help get to the goal of your search as quickly as possible. Once you have found what you are looking for, don’t forget to “clear filters” from your last search before your new one begins! Related Searches– Bing Images also provides a series of related image searches based on your query. If the results for biotechnology do not provide what I am looking for, Bing suggest popular searches that specifically have biotechnology in them: Biotechnology- in agriculture, Biotechnology- bio technology, Biotechnology- Thailand, Biotechnolgy- career opportunities, and Biotechnolgy- DNA structure. These are all fairly good suggestions and may even lead the viewer to wonder on the specifics of Biotechnology in Thailand, since this may be an unexpected result. Related Topics– On the right hand side, you will find “related topics” to your search. This is anything and everything that can be associated with your query topic. For example, Biotechnology provides related topics such as “Genetic Engineering”, “Cloning”, and “Nanotechnology”. All of these are great related topics to look into. However, this is not very accurate for all searches (especially, multiword searches). As we can see in Professor Moore’s video “Image Search with Major Search Engines”, some queries (such as beach sunset) return related topics that happen to be completely unrelated to the original query. « Source



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References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN): n.a.
Wikipedia (Others): n.a.
     

Other Sources

FELICE SCHMERTZLER (2012): IMAGE SEARCH WITH MAJOR SEARCH ENGINES : ASK INSTRUCTIONS URL: http://togoogleornottogoogle.pressbooks.com/chapter/image-search-with-major-search-engines/




Created: 2015-08-23