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Drag and drop for Google Image Search

I learned something cool today from a great post on the SearchReSearch blog.

You may know that Google has an image search.  We mentioned it on TechBits before in terms of searching for a book by color (which was also inspired by a SearchResearch blog post!).

But did you know that if you have a picture (in digital format on the Internet or on your PC), you can drag and drop to do a Google Image Search?  The video of how to do this just about knocked me out of my chair.  Too cool!

Click for Google's "Search by Image" video on YouTube

And... if you don't have the picture in digital format, you can always resort to Google Goggles which does the same sort of trick but through your cell phone camera instead of through your computer's browser. What and where is this?

Check out the SearchReSearch post -- if you read only one thing on searching this week, this would be a good one!

And here's an image from my vacation that you can try to identify...

(Note: I didn't have much luck with this feature in IE 7, but had good success with Firefox and Chrome.)

Happy searching!


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OMG - that just blew my mind, also! Yay TechBits for new info!

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