Google Image Search adds Style

Yes, you got it right, Google Image Search has added another interesting element to the search, Image Style. Now on, you can search specific images on Google by specifying a search filter criteria based on the Image Style. Image style is different as compared to the Google Image Face Search which was about searching for images with faces.

Now on you can filter Google Image Search results based on faces, clip art, line drawings, photo content, news content.

To see the effect of these new options, let’s take a look at the first few results for “Christmas,” one of our most popular queries on Image Search right now.

Google Image Search results for different Content Type Filters

Image: Google Image Search results for different Content Type Filters

All of these options can be selected from the “Any content” drop down or  in the blue title bar on any search results page, or by selecting one of the “Content types” on the Advanced Image Search page.

Search Results

Image: Search Results

The good news: no extra typing! In all these examples our query remained exactly the same, we just restricted our results to different visual styles by changing the content filter.

Now go ahead and check out the various image results by just modifying content filter for the image search. I am sure this will greatly help you get better images for your blogs.

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Search for Magazine Editions using Google Book Search

Though, many magazines these days do provide an online subscription model for viewing the magazine online. However, If you are someone who always wanted to be view magazines over the internet for free, there is some good news for you.  Google is now partnering with various Media publications and various publishers to begin digitizing Magazines and millions of articles from titles as diverse as New York MagazinePopular Mechanics, and Ebony. In order to learn how to search for the magazine of your choice using Google, read this post. If you are looking out for an option to search Comics Using Google, read Google and Comic Search.

1.) Follow your browser to point to Google Book Search.

Google Book Search lets you search for Magazine Titles and Articles

Google Book Search lets you search for Magazine Titles and Articles

2.) Type in the name of the magazine of your choice. However, do have in mind that all titles are not available yet with Google. For eg. if you are looking out for the Ebony Magazine, type in Ebony in the search.

Limited Preview Edition on Google Book Search

Limited Preview Edition on Google Book Search

The search results will have the details of the magazine also with the View type. Most of the magazines right now are Limited Preview, however, Google does have Full View magazines as well.

Is Google Planning to add more magazines into the search?

Well, Yes. Google says,

Over time, as we scan more articles, you’ll see more and more magazines appear in Google Book Search results. Eventually, we’ll also begin blending magazine results into our main Google.com search results, so you may begin finding magazines you didn’t even know you were looking for. For now you can restrict your search to magazines we’ve scanned by trying an advanced search.

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6 Special Websearch Services from Google

Google, the big daddy of Search also offers special search features for anything related to US Government, Linux, BSD, Microsoft, Mac and Firefox.

To check out these special Search Features from Google, read out more below 

1.)  Searching for something related to US Government? Check Out  http://www.google.com/unclesam 

2.) Stuck with something in Linux? try out Google’s special Linux search at      http://www.google.com/linux

3.) For all your search related to BSD, refer http://www.google.com/bsd

4.) Own a Mac? Try out searching forMAC related information at http://www.google.com/mac

5.) Google also offers a search about Microsoft, find it at http://www.google.com/microsoft

6.) Another very interesting Topic covered on Google is Firefox, search for it at http://www.google.com/firefox