Find It Faster with Image Match

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Searching for the right image can be tough. After sorting through hundreds of images, you finally find a picture you like but unfortunately it’s low resolution or an odd dimension leaving you to go back to scrolling through the results pages. To take the hassle out of this process we’re introducing a new feature that allows you to match an image in a few simple clicks. How does it work?…

Modern Image Search Arrives on Bing

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A few months ago, we launched a new more modern experience for Bing Image Search. We cut out the white-space and clutter to make room for big, beautiful pictures from across the web. Since then, we have kept on working to make pictures shine on Bing. Starting today, we’re rolling out a brand new way to make it faster or more simple to explore imagery on Bing.  Now when you…

Bing Feature Update: New UX streamlines finding the perfect image

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Whether it’s introducing completely new ways to browse pictures with things like “Infinite Scroll” or helping you filter images by color and composition, a more intuitive and visual image search experience has always been a big focus for us.   To that end, this week we’re excited to introduce improvements in how Bing presents and organizes your image results.   The first thing you will notice is our new Instant Answer that…

Same Picture Different Size

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Advances in digital photography technology have catapulted the number of digital images that are available online. Whether through various online photo services or during an everyday search on Bing, the number of digital image results is staggering, and continues to grow at an amazing pace. How you sift through and find the right image and image size could seem daunting. Bing tries to make this easier by enabling you to…

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

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On a quest to explore the old adage, I recently returned from an engaging Image Search session at SES San Jose where I had the opportunity to talk about the Image Search market, share some customer insights, as well as demo some of the ways we’re focused on helping users with images in Bing.    Since this was the first panel in recent history solely devoted to Image Search, the first…

Three new features in Live Search Images

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We know you love searching for people with our image search engine—we’ve worked hard to make it easy and fun. Now we’ve made it even better. Today we shipped three new features that help you find faces, portraits and black and white images. Try these links to see them in action: without the new features – jimi hendrix with new face filtering on – jimi hendrix filter:face with new portrait…

Live Product Search: More Images, More Relevant

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The team just released changes to Live Product Search that boost customer-perceived relevance by increasing the number of query results with images.  The table below summarizes the improvement.  Why aren’t there 100% images in the top results?  The reason is largely because many sites, including very reputable merchants like Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, and AceHardwareSuperStore.com, block image crawling bots or seriously throttle them.  We will have to work with these sites to…

The Top of Live Search for 2006

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Live Search went live in 2006, and it has been a great year for us and our users searching the Web. With the year drawing to a close, we decided to put together lists of the top searches for 2006. These lists are the result of studying our anonymous logs for the most searched queries in all the countries and regions our users search from. After putting together the list…