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AlltheWeb Pictures


https://web.archive.org/web/20100927073412/http://www.alltheweb.com:80/

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From 2001 to 2010 Alltheweb offered a Pictures Search. The multimedia crawler of FAST/AllTheWeb searched specifically for files like jpg, gif, bmp. On the result page thumbnails with links to a larger image and further information (page title, environment text, file type, file size and pixel size) were displayed. From there, the user could view the image in full size or in its original context.

     
Language Multilingual



Launched 2001
Closed 2010



Developer Fast Search & Transfer (FAST)



Country of Origin Norway



Owner
2001 - 2003 Fast Search & Transfer (FAST)
2003 - 2004 Overture
2004 - 2010 Yahoo Inc



Topic Image SeEn



Region No Limitation



Technical functionalities
and/or
Strategy
Robot/Crawler based, algorithmic search
Image file search



Used SeEn Alltheweb (FAST) Pictures



Robot: FAST-WebCrawler/3.x Multimedia (Source)

Robot: Yahoo-MMCrawler/3.x (Source)




Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite



TASI (2003): »Scope: Very big and up-to-date. Claims more than 2 billion Web sites, but does not specify number of images

Search Options: Simple and advanced search options, though not the same sophistication as its general Web page search. Quietly supports Boolean and phrases, but not wildcards. Can limit a search by file type or colour and filter out adult material. Can search within results

Performance: Reasonable performance, with quick and generally useful results. No duplication observed, but the occasional dead link and adult image appeared (despite the adult filter)

Presentation: Thumbnails first (up to 24 to a page) with links to a larger image and more information: page title, surrounding text, file type, file size and pixel dimensions. From there users can view the full sized image by itself or in its original context. There are clear warnings about copyright« Source

Gary D. Price (2001): »AllTheWeb's Multimedia Catalogs: Access to approximately 118 million images, videos, and sound files. Make sure to apprise yourself of any and all copyright issues that might apply to using this material. Material located in these special databases is not directly accessible from AllTheWeb's primary search result sets. ATW uses a specialized crawl of the Web to build them.
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Limits include: File Format (jpg, gif, bmp), Type (color, b&w, line art), Background (Transparent, Non-Transparent) « Source




Name

»AlltheWeb took its name from the original mission of its creator, FAST Search and Transfer of Norway -- to provide the most comprehensive index of the world wide web.« Source



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See also Alltheweb Source



References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AlltheWeb
Wikipedia (Others): https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alltheweb
     

Other Sources

TASI (2003): A Review of Image Search Engines URL: https://web.archive.org/web/20040214103723/http://www.tasi.ac.uk/resources/searchengines.html




Created: 2019-10-14