Gazopa: A Search Engine To Find Similar Images on the Web
By on January 19th, 2010

Gazopa is an image search engine but with a difference. It lets you upload an image from your computer and then search the web for similar looking images. Previously we have covered Tineye, a reverse image search engine to find out similar images. Gazopa is a better alternative as it includes more options such as Twitter search, Flickr search etc.

To get started with Gazopa, visit the website and upload an image

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You can search by using keywords or by image URLs in the URL tab. The best thing about Gazopa is that you can draw an image and let the search engine scan it’s archive and show you the results.

Once the upload is complete, Gazopa presents the results based on shape and color. I found them pretty accurate and the results matched with the shape and color of my image. Thus if you are looking for images of red chillies, here is what Gazopa has to offer

gazopa-search-example

You can also search for similar images in Twitter using Gazopa. This includes images uploaded on Twitpic, TweetPhoto and so on. Direct image URLs are also supported in the search. Along with the regular image searches, you can also try your luck in finding some funny images using Gazopa from the Fun tab.

Browser Bookmarklet: Firefox fans can use the browser plugin which adds an entry in the right click context menu of Firefox. Gazopa offers a handy bookmarklet which can be used in other browsers like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer etc.

Gazopa Facebook App: You will also love using the Gazop Facebook Application. This app lets you create drawings which you can share with your Facebook friends.

gazopa-drawing-facebook-app

Techie-Buzz Verdict

Gazopa searches images on “similarity” and not on “sameness”. Thus it is useful for those who want to search for similar images and not to find copies of the same image elsewhere on the web. The site supports searching images from Twitter and Flickr which opens up rich inventory for searching similar images on the web.

Techie-Buzz rating: 4/5 (very good).

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Author: Amit Banerjee Google Profile for Amit Banerjee
Amit has been writing for Techie Buzz since early 2009 and keeps a close eye on web apps, Google and all things Tech. He also writes at his own tech blog, Ampercent. Follow him on Twitter @ amit_banerjee

Amit Banerjee has written and can be contacted at amit@techie-buzz.com.

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