1 (edited by busterpkeaton 2012-08-22 09:21:55)

Topic: Google's "Search by Image" destination?

I am not a programmer, but I hope this is possible.

I am an avid user of Google's "search by image" functionality, in which you upload, paste a link to, or drop an image on the Google Image website, and it searches identical/similar images. Please see this page if any further introduction is needed: http://www.wikihow.com/Search-by-Image- … g_an_image

Would it be possible to create a Dropzone destination where you drag an image (or URI to an image into) and it looks for that page in Google Image Search? I suspect that the option to drop images on the page (option #3 on the wikihow page to which I linked above) might provide an entrance.

I am obviously willing to work on this myself, but I'd be very happy if somebody who has any ideas about this could help me get started,  tell me whether it's possible or not, or even create this EXTREMELY FUNCTIONAL ;-) destination for me...

Thanks everybody in advance! Hope this is not too niche-y...

Re: Google's "Search by Image" destination?

+1 this would be SO useful! Great idea!

Re: Google's "Search by Image" destination?

+ 1 This Action

I know this is Old, However how would i start to make this using Google images,
Do they have an API system for the public to make something like this.

I know they have an API system, but not sure if it'll work here. ?

Re: Google's "Search by Image" destination?

I liked this idea so much that I went ahead and built an action for Dropzone 3 that does it. You can install here:

https://aptonic.com/dropzone3/actions/i … e%20Search

It is compatible with both sandboxed (Mac App Store) and unsandboxed (non-Mac App Store) versions of Dropzone 3. It also supports dropping multiple images on it. After you drop an image, it uploads it to Google and then opens the results in your browser.

Hope you guys like it! Let me know if you have any questions or feedback .