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Photobucket Visual Search With Silverlight

Posted by Sravan | June 23, 2009 .

A week ago Microsoft made a press release about Photobucket’s Visual Search, a new way to search, which is powered by Silverlight and Live.

Though my first attempt to Visual Search abruptly ended with my Opera browser crashing, Visual Search itself provided easily one of my best image search experiences so far.

First of all, Photobucket has some of the best image collections (relevance). Say when you search for Watchmen on Google Images, Flickr, Picasaweb and Photobucket you will see the difference.

Photobucket Visual Search

The dark background and absence of external ads and links makes Visual Search very pleasant. Instead of the usual 20 thumbnails displayed in each page of Photobucket, Visual Search displays 100, enabling a quick navigation across what seems like a longer carefully created album.

Mousing over any image has a few more options and clicking it shows the image in full size. The image can be downloaded or shared (with Live) or embedded in one click.

The best feature though is the “Related Terms” drop-down which I haven’t come across anywhere else. It understandably shows what Photobucket considers as related terms and Visual Search can search for those related terms. This feature is yet to be enhanced. e.g. While the “Related Terms” for Watchmen search includes the names of various Watchmen, those for Silverlight includes terms like “S3XUAL WHORE”.

I think Microsoft has a good win with this partnership with Photobucket.

Image Source: Photobucket Visual Search

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