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Google Adds Facial Recognition To Image Search

You've got to give this a try. It's almost as cool as Google's new streetside views feature, although it's a secret that's been kept on the down low. Say you want to find pictures of Hayden Panettiere (aka Claire Bennet) from the show "Heroes". You type in Claire Heroes in the Google Image box and your results appear. Now say you just wanted pictures of Hayden's face. By simply adding &imgtype=face to the end of your Google Image search URL, your new search will only provide headshots of Hayden.The official Google Blog claims that this new facial recognition software will "make it a lot easier for you to organize and find the photos you care about." Stay tuned for more stalkerish updates associated with this new recognition tool.

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colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
Once Google figures out how to bring me coffee every morning, I'll be powerless to resist.
swwonder swwonder 10 years
:( It doesn't work for me either.
kneesocks kneesocks 10 years
I think it's pretty useful!
SweetMagicFairy SweetMagicFairy 10 years
smarler smarler 10 years
Okay, now this is creepy.
dali137 dali137 10 years
not working for me... perhaps user error
Pink_Lipstick Pink_Lipstick 10 years
That's so bizarre and I really don't see the point. Face shots will come up in a regular image search on Google. However, I do like the street view thing. I think that's pretty nifty.
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