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April 25, 2009

Wallpaper Search

Let's use the latest features added to Google Image Search to find a beautiful wallpaper for your desktop.

1. Go to Google Image Search and click on "Advanced Image Search".

2. Enter your query in the first input box, for example: flower.

3. Select "photo content" from the list of content types.

4. Click on "Use my desktop size" to find images appropriate for your desktop.

5. Perform the search.

6. If you have a favorite color, click on "All colors" and pick one of the 12 options.


24 comments:

  1. Easier: Go to images.live.com, search for the image you want, then on the sidebar, select "Size > Desktop". (Sorry, Google, I love your websearch, email, calendar and feed reader services, but I have to admit that Live Image Search pwns Google Image Search.)

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  2. Thanks for this post, my friend will be so exciting to check this. I really appreciate your work over here.

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  3. Google has so many things going on. This is cool.

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  4. If you type "wallpaper flowers" without quotes, it's much better ;-) Thanks for this trick

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  5. Thank you. :) I didn't know about the imagesize operator.

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  6. Cool! They should implement their new options as fast!

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  7. I do a lot of image searching and while I do find this new option intriguing I would much rather have one of the following options:

    For instance, If I need to find a square image of a slice of bread I'd like to be able to define a search with a ratio of 1:1 and be presented with a 100x100 image, a 640x640 image and (with the option to define how many precent of difference from the search ratio) an image that's 500x530.

    Another interesting feature would be the ability to search not by color, but by background color. An algorithm which would find the dominant color not in the entire image but in a frame of about 10% at the edge of the image. In many cases this would result in a background color. This option would also feature the ability to search for a transparent background as in a GIF or PNG file.

    Ever come across the perfect image in a Google search, but when you clicked on the thumbnail you found it was in poor quality or had a website's watermark or some addition to the original picture (like a mustache on the Mona Lisa). How about the ability to tell Google to find images that are as close to this image as possible, even if they are smaller or larger, as long as they have the same shapes in the same pattern...

    I have an image, but would like to find a better quality version, or a slightly bigger version, or one that does not have the sites logo at the bottom. I'd like to upload or link to my image and have Google search for similar images.

    How about searching for animated gifs?

    How about searching for images with specific names? So you could search for results that have the words: diner, napkin, plate and the image file's name must contain "knife". No, the search for "knife.png" OR "knife.jpg" OR "knife.gif" approch doesn't cut it (pun intended), because it won't find knife_fork.png.

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  8. << For instance, If I need to find a square image of a slice of bread I'd like to be able to define a search with a ratio of 1:1 and be presented with a 100x100 image, a 640x640 image and (with the option to define how many precent of difference from the search ratio) an image that's 500x530. >>

    Live Search has the option to find squared images: slice of bread.

    << I have an image, but would like to find a better quality version, or a slightly bigger version, or one that does not have the sites logo at the bottom. I'd like to upload or link to my image and have Google search for similar images. >>

    Try TinEye.

    << How about searching for images with specific names? >>

    This isn't exactly what you want, but you should use the inurl: operator. Example: inurl:penguin.

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  9. thank you so much, i can download more beautiful wallpapers now!

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  10. I don't think that google image search is that good. I tried to find a wall paper with the theme "chemistry" but the pictures were bad.. I refuse to believe that there are no cool wall paper with some chemistry

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  11. yeah...
    this sucked!
    my screen size is not the standard one and I don't get any good wallpapers when I try to search for some...so, instead I have to search for standard versions like 1280x1024....and that I can do by searching "wallpapers (critarea)"
    so, this feature is just some sort of comic relief...not a big shot!

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  12. wow, some powerful stuff here...got me some cool wallpapers using this nifty new feature!

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  13. hoooooooo! this is a very beauitful flower

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  14. Google Image search had now lot of advanced options very helpful for bloggers as well as Pc users.

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  15. This is the latest feature comes for Google Image Search to find out the beautiful wallpapers for decorating the desktop.

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  16. This is cool. Thanks for this post, It will make my image search easy.

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  17. ...but who´s interested in millions of boring pics? for real cool content (wallpaper, visuals) check the platform http://www.digitalbloom.com. art and design for all kind of screens - starts at eur 2,50. love that!!

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  18. Very pretty feature , Now I can change my wall paper daily and can make my computer interesting.

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  20. Thank you very much, can download more beautiful wallpapers now

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  21. ok i need some serious help cause nothing at all is working
    im gettin images that are my exact desktop size, doing what it tells me
    and when i set them as my background they always are either blurry when i stretch them, or reaaaallly small when i centre them... images from all sizes, i sat here for like half an hour going from like 800x600 trying ridiculous sizes like over 5000x4000 type stuff, i always get the same results, please heeelllpppp
    my email is tumouronfire@hotmail.com

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  22. Or just go to:

    http://www.gooplusplus.com/wallpaper/

    This is a very small and simple menu accessing Google's image search.

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  23. Isn't all this soooooooo obvious?

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  24. Not "showing exact desktop size"

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