Google Image Swirl
organizes image search results based on their visual and semantic similarities and presents them in an intuitive exploratory interface.
It is a very useful and easy way to find the images you need. In addition to image swirl, you may want to try Google similar images
Frequently Asked Questions
How does this work?
Google Image Swirl combines a variety of image similarity features with additional metadata about the images to build a hierarchy of clusters of image search results.
What are the system requirements?
Why are there images in clusters which don’t belong?
The clustering algorithm is fully automatic, and far from perfect. In most cases, computer vision cannot tell us what actually present in an image, and without this semantic information, mistakes will happen. We welcome your feedback about cases which work well and which need more work.
Why can’t I type any query I want?
Image Swirl currently works for more than 200,000 queries and we plan to include more queries in the future. Available queries will auto-complete as you start to type in teh search box, similar to Google Suggest.