Using Google Images to Find Faces from Google News

Aug 16, 2007 • 9:30 am | comments (3) by twitter | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Last month, Barry wrote an interesting post about how you can refine your Google Image search results to show only faces. For example, by adding "&imgtype=face" to the end of a search string, you could find only faces of people.

This week, our friends at Cre8asite Forums and DigitalPoint Forums seemed to have come across this discovery. (Now why is it that you didn't notice it when we blogged about it in June? Here's a thought!) ;)

But interestingly enough, the Cre8asite Forums goes further to show how you can refine search results to show only news items. Simply append "&imgtype=news" to your search results.

Here are the various breakdowns of the searches:

Paris (no filter) Paris (face filter) Paris (face/news filters applied)

There's a significant difference if you use these operators to restrict your searches.

Forum discussion continues at Cre8asite Forums and DigitalPoint Forums.

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Tobiasz Szlęk

08/17/2007 07:08 am

I'm afraid using both imgtypes doesn't work, switch them to check it - google takes only last type into consideration.


08/17/2007 10:32 am

Cool... thanks for the tip. I will try it for sure. There are quite a lot of operators one can use when searching in the engines.


08/17/2007 02:06 pm

interesting tip - but why would i only be looking for faces [ images of people] online. Unless I plan on using the image for my site and possibly run into copy right problems - would a better search like the news tip work for a search?? funny thought- what if I was only looking for images of body parts? :)

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