Colour Search

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absolut_100
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Posted Tue Jan 4, 2005 6:00PM
Does the colour search really work? I tried to find a photo of mine depicting red lollipop and I could not find it with the colour search and word lollipop

This is the one I tried to find file_thumbview_approve.

Isn't it going to be with colour search like with best match, which as we all know is not that best?

What is your experience with colour search so far?



(Edited on 2005-01-04 06:03:23 by absolut_100)
sakaasa
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Posted Tue Jan 4, 2005 6:09PM
I have already put the color search to good use and I think it is fantastic!!! This makes my work go so much faster. I am in love with this feature.

Kisses and hugs to iStock &co.
zerocattle
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Posted Tue Jan 4, 2005 6:28PM
I don't get it either, lol, I'm assuming I'm just not doing it right.
Sirimo
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Posted Tue Jan 4, 2005 6:31PM
absolut_100 - the colour search is an algorithm, just like the best match search is an algorithm. This means the code is set-up to bring back the best matches for the way it coded. It's not possible to cover every situation as a piece of code cannot understand or reason, it can only follow it's program.

Overall I think the colour search is meant to find images of a predominant colour theme, not to do a simple search like 'red lollipop'.
AzureLaRouxCLOSED
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Posted Tue Jan 4, 2005 6:34PM
I've noticed that you need to select the exact shade of the image your looking for in order to find them.

Are you using "simple" or "rgb"? I find that the "rgb" sliders seem to bring up more options.
Sirimo
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Posted Tue Jan 4, 2005 6:35PM
And here it is as 'Red lollipop with colour search'

The white background in the image means the average of the colour is lighter than the red of the lollipop. So a lighter shade is needed, more a pink.

As I said above it's not possible to cover every type of image.
AzureLaRouxCLOSED
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Posted Tue Jan 4, 2005 6:41PM
Well that explains why I'm having so many issues with it.

Thanks Simon
absolut_100
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Posted Tue Jan 4, 2005 6:42PM
Thanks Sirimo. So it sort of averages out all colours in the photo.

BTW it was fast you found the lollipop using that algorithm. But it also makes me think that I suffer from colorblindness
titaniumdoughnut
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Posted Tue Jan 4, 2005 6:48PM
wouldn't it be cool if it could somehow be taught to ignore white backgrounds? i have no idea, off the top of my head, how to go about programming that.
Sirimo
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Posted Tue Jan 4, 2005 6:54PM
I think you'd need to program a sentient being to cover every type of image. Something which is maybe not quite possible yet for us, give the programmers time though, I hear they have it pencilled in for the late 2020's
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Posted Tue Jan 4, 2005 7:19PM

The white background in the image means the average of the colour is lighter than the red of the lollipop. So a lighter shade is needed, more a pink.


That doesn't sound like the best way to do it. I mean, there's nothing pink in the image. Maybe it could find a range that contains the most pixels and call that it's color. I wouldn't call the lollipop pink, you know.
Acerebel
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Posted Tue Jan 4, 2005 7:20PM
Forgive my ignorance, but is the server searching the images themselves, rather than the keywords?

I'm asking because I just wanted to check if I need to retro-fit all my images with keywords for the colours within them, or if the server that delivers the results to the users' desktop can "see" - via the algorithm - the colours (as RGB or hexidecimal or whatever) and therefore doesn't need additional input through my keywording.

(Edited on 2005-01-04 07:24:28 by Acerebel)
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Posted Tue Jan 4, 2005 8:55PM

Forgive my ignorance, but is the server searching the images themselves, rather than the keywords?


The images.
upsidedowndog
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Posted Tue Jan 4, 2005 9:35PM
It's a very cool algorithm - looks at all the RGB values in the JPG image data and determines predominant/secondary/tertiary colors etc. Nicely done guys! This is the sort of thing I'd have had great fun programming back in my 'yoot'!
Acerebel
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Posted Tue Jan 4, 2005 9:55PM
Amazingly cool! Thanks for the info. I remember when our screens were greyscale only. Quite an evolutionary path through to this feature here on Istockphoto! Well done.

(Edited on 2005-01-04 09:57:55 by Acerebel)
mict
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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 6:20AM
color search is cool!

but a lot of code on every page
1218 !!! lines of html-code .... 50kb
slows down everything a little bit.

>> better to move it to advanced search as suggested in this treat:
search by color

>> or do it with a smal popup
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