6 fascinating search engines that Search for Faces
Search engines locate someone based on their image. Here are some search engines for face recognition to test.
1. Google Images Search Reverse Face Search
Have you ever thought that you can search Google using images? Instead of using a keyword, you could utilize an image as a search engine for images similar to it.
Use the camera button to browse for images. You can paste the URL in the search box or simply upload the photo then Google will search for similar images.
Additionally, you can create a Google search only for faces by adding a tiny amount of code.
If you visit Google Images Search search, type in your search query, click Enter after which you should include ” &imgtype=face” (without the quotes) or at close to the URL, or before a string that begins with the letters &. This can further enhance the outcomes of your face-related search.
Below is an example before and after of a Google search for “basil” that you could test at home:
After you’ve added the image’s type into the URL address, you’ll see the option to add it underneath Options > Type.
Google also provides face recognition features in Google Photos which means that you are able to search through your pictures for individuals and even pets.
2. Pinterest Reverse Image Search
Similar to Google, Pinterest contains a reverse image search feature that can be used to find similar images or faces. Find a suitable Pinterest pin or make the one you want by uploading your own image.
After that, open the Pinterest image and click on to magnify glass in the lower right area of the picture. Pinterest will then show you similar pins.
The most impressive thing about Pinterest’s reverse image search is it allows you to enhance the results by choosing specific areas from the picture. Simply adjust the selection frame to narrow in on a specific face. Also in the case of an image of a group it is possible to search for an individual by drawing a frame around the face of that person.
3. PicTriev Face Recognition
The picture takes it one step further, actually looking for faces that are similar to yours. Unfortunately, it is only available to celebrity lookalikes.
You need to add the URL or upload a picture that is in JPG or JPEG format, and with a size of not more than 200 KB. your search engine should show images that are similar to those found on the internet.
To demonstrate I took my headshot. Although PicTriev accurately found me to be overwhelmingly female, the top image came from Jason Clarke. The estimate of the age of 30 is very pleasing.
It is more effective by searching for an image of a famous person.
a picture can also help you determine the similarity between two people or determine if photos of two faces belong to the identical person. Click the symbol for the meter at the top right to upload two pictures choose the option of similarity as well as identity and let PicTriev make its math.
When adding photos ensure that you adhere to the formatting guidelines to get the most effective outcomes.
4. TinEye Reverse Image Search
TinEye’s reverse image search functions are similar to Google. It allows you to upload images or copy and paste a URL to look it up. TinEye doesn’t support any additional search engine that makes it simpler and simple.
My test showed that TinEye discovered three results, among which Google didn’t include as the site was defunct a few several years ago. It also missed the latest result that Google’s bigger sister had acquired. For me, this suggests that TinEye’s search engine is mostly outdated.
In contrast to Google, TinEye links directly to the websites where it discovered the images. Additionally, it is able to skip similar images.
5. PimEyes”Face Search”
Like Google’s reverse face search feature, PimEyes makes use of images, as well as facial recognition to find similar faces on more than 10 million sites. The demonstrations featuring celebrities such as Angelina Jolie or Zac Efron seem promising.
You can, for instance, look up Jennifer Aniston’s face by using four different images at the same time. PimEyes will locate the original images, along with other photos of Aniston.
While the application is able to locate the original images used in searching, similarity only rated at 70. Shouldn’t it be more like 100 percent? Does the algorithm consider image size, resolution, brightness and other digital alterations into consideration?
I have tried the service for myself and was able to provide PimEyes and three pictures of me for them to study.
There are other images of me that can be found on the internet, however, PimEyes did not recognize them. The most it could discover was an image of someone else’s which had a 62 percent similarity. My photos don’t appear on any of the 10 million websites examined by PimEyes.
Take note that PimEyes provides a 24-hour deal that grants access to premium results for the search. But, given my questionable results, I don’t recommend spending money on this service.
6. Betaface Facial Recognition Demo
Betapace has Betaface offers a face recognition search, similar to PicTriev’s photo recognition. It is possible to send an uploaded picture or forward the image’s URL.
The tool will first look at the image. Then, click the rectangle that is drawn around the face and you will see the full results.
Then, select one of the icons to look at individuals (with other photos you’ve posted), search celebrities, search Wikipedia, and look up celebrities for each face you recognize. The results will appear below the photo you have analyzed or (for search celebrities)) in a brand new browser tab.
This tool is great for uploading and comparing images in large quantities. Apart from separating faces based on 22 fundamental facial points as well as 101 professional facial features, users can enable more extensive measurement of color and geometrical dimensions, and the “best facial exclusively” feature. Both slow the process however they will improve how well your matchups are.
Beware of Paid Face Search Services
Numerous tools allow you to locate individuals by their photos, however, only a handful are completely free and reliable. Social Catfish is one example. It offers a full-person search tool that delves into forums, social networks as well as other sites for online networking.
After you’ve finished the search using possible matches you’ll not be able to see the results until you have paid an amount. A majority of these paid services do not provide results that are much better than the tools that are free above, which is why it’s recommended to stay clear of these services.
If you’ve tried to find out about identity theft, copyright violations or more with these tools, think about seeking the assistance of a professional instead.
Bonus 1. Do I Have Normality?
Do you ever wish that you were exceptional? This narration AI experiment demonstrates the way algorithms assess your gender, age attractiveness, emotional state, the BMI of your body, how long you’ll live, and much more based on your appearance. If you’re willing to show your face via the camera on the internet, this can be an interesting experiment.
I had to take the test twice. The results were not what I expected each time. In the first instance, the program believed I was male with a normal 33 percent score. The second time around, the algorithm correctly categorized my gender as female and awarded me an 18 percent average score. What a coincidence.
The project was created by Tijmen Schep with the help of the European Union. Please read the Terms and Conditions to learn more about the way your personal data will be utilized.
Bonus 2. The Everypixel Age Recognition
This program uses a picture to determine the age of the subject. It’s a machine-learning API demonstration that includes other information AIs learn from images including the person’s gender, happiness level and race, as well as education or profession.
Although its assumption that I’m 27 in the image is attractive, it’s not quite right. It also predicted with a 58 percent probability that I’m Caucasian and 46 percent accuracy that I had glasses. Well?
Microsoft offered an identical tool, and they learned interesting facts. According to reports, wearing a hat makes you appear younger, whereas wearing glasses can make you appear older. Losing your beard could also take off a few years.
How Does Your Face Reveal?
Search and recognition tools for faces come with a wide range of applications. Not only do they assist the police to locate suspects from video footage from security cameras. They also can help professional photographers or media firms index images and create large and simple search archives. Additionally, facial recognition could be used to replace keys and passwords.
There’s a darker side to each device. In the past, the Facezam fraud that went viral exposed the dangers that face recognition can affect your privacy. The developers of the app claim that within a matter of seconds, you can find the Facebook profile of any person by uploading a photo that shows their face. In essence, FindFace for Facebook.
While this app isn’t in compliance with Facebook’s privacy guidelines, Facebook utilizes facial recognition technology in its search to find individuals in photographs (unless you disable this feature). The face search engine is superior to that of the FBI’s identity tool.
Why? because you’ve voluntarily filled Facebook’s database with an enormous range of images, helping the AI get better more than FBI could ever imagine. And all of it is legal. It’s not always easy to hide your face however you can secure your privacy on the internet.