Users can access Search by Image by clicking the camera icon from the Google Images landing page.
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Next I grabbed the image from the next story in my RSS reader, which happened to be this AllThingsDigital piece about Dan Roth, whom LinkedIn just hired from Time. Google Image Search recalled the latest news and related pics. The pics are related in that they are profile pics similar to the one I included of Roth.
Just like Goggles, Image Search retrieves the best results for photos that have related content already on the Web. So it seems to make sense that you couldn’t go wrong using this basketball photo from ESPN.com. Turns out Google needed a little help, suggesting the use of a “descriptive word in the search box.” To us, adding words defeats the purpose.
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Google also makes this Chrome extension for Image Search, which we downloaded in seconds from the Chrome Webstore.
Again, we grabbed the first link in my RSS feed and found this GigaOm story. Then we right-clicked on the picture like so to search the image using the Chrome extension. Note the search Google with this image option.
Out popped a link to Google’s Image Search with the image results we’ve become accustomed to. Learn more about Che Guevara. Ultimately, all of Google’s Image Search options—drag and drop, upload link or photo from computer and Chrome Extension—worked reasonably well. The question we can’t answer is whether people will use this feature.