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Bing introduces Image Match to help you find the right picture

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When you are searching for an image on bing.com/images, you can always pick the one you like while sorting through hundreds of them. However, once you’ve made the choice, sometimes you find that it’s low resolution, watermarked or an odd dimension leaving you to go back to scrolling through the results page.

The Bing team has introduced a new feature, Image Match, to take care of this common hassle.

When you are browsing images, find the Image Match button at the bottom of the image to match the selected image in a few simple clicks. When you click the button, Bing will show you a list of different size images that you can then narrow down by size. If you want to see all images, click on "View all sizes".

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Alternatively, while browsing on the Web, grab the URL of any image that you’d want to find matches of, hit the Image Match link next to the search box on bing.com/images, and paste that URL for matched results.

Not just with images that you find on the Web, you can also use the Image Match feature with your own collection of popular images. All you need to do is upload the image directly to bing.com/images, and Bing will match the results.

Bing’s image search is one of my favorite Bing tools, and features like these are very helpful to power users as well as underscoring Bing’s engineering excellence. The update is rolling across to users now, so you might have a while before the feature is available for your search results.

Source: Bing blogs – Search Blog

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x I'm tc says:

Sounds really useful. And seems faster.

Not saying that this information isn't useful but Bing has had this feature for awhile. I know I've used it before but not recently... Unless it was a dream about the future - Ahhhh I freaked myself out.

lpforthewin says:

Microsoft news said it's new too
Google's had it for a while - did you defect to them at some point?

I've used google before but only if I had to. I honestly thought this feature was there before... Oh well

ZX9 says:

Wait it wasn't there? Wow, I thought so, too.

QilleRz says:

Yeah, it's useful. Seriously.

purevibz says:

Excellent idea, I'm a daily Bing user.

rockstarzzz says:

Bing gets better and better!

pr0phecy says:

Indeed. I only wish Bing was that good in the Netherlands where I live. Hate to say it, but Bing isn't quite up to par with Google search over here.

Prem WatsApp says:

Kick some Google backside!

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Tafsern says:

Bring Bing services to whole world! How long does it take!?

This is the only difference between Google and Bing. When Google release some service to the web, they release it for the whole world. With Bing, it doesn't even provide Dictionary service (triggered by "define" keyword), unless you change the region setting to US.

It seems like marketshare is not something Bing team cares bout.

They are going to bring the features to Countrys like Canada, the UK, etc, soon, then move to other countrys farther out.

HBKnight says:

Reverse image search was the only thing I used Google for, but not any more! I've been waiting years for Bing to add this feature, so glad they did.
Bing It On!

JaiMento says:

Same. Finally, Bing has this feature...

Exactly! I can finally ditch google forever! I'm so happy! .. Now we just need an alternative to YouTube lol.

EspHack says:

its creepy to see someone say almost the same as i normally do, but i was using tineye instead, f google

SwimSwim says:

Indeed. I've hated being forced back to Google for this functionality, but gone are those days! Bing for the win!

ttarbuck says:

Now make a bing images homepage instead of searching 'landscapes' when I click images from bing.com.

I love that picture Bill Gates :') 

Adretheon says:

Showing similar images was a take on this they already had, but I'm glad to see them improving it. I know Google has had this feature for some time, but I rarely used it when I used google. Maybe I'll find a need for it now.

Yah, I'm still confused of what the difference of this Image Match and View More Sizes option I've always had is? If someone could explain, that would be great!

link68759 says:

I guess now you can specify a URL to look for similar images of, instead of having to search for an image first?

wapoz says:

One less reason to use Google.

doomtuba says:

Finally. This was the biggest thing I was missing when compared to Google.

Joe Rodak says:

Am I the only one this is not working for?

Corvodin says:

Still not showing up for me. 

zoowater says:

I only use BING for my searches, glad it is coming out with more features. Maybe Google will finally start losing some of their mindless followers.

apocacrux says:

Quite the paradox. The followers that are mindless could not think on their own thus they will always follow Google as they have no mind to do otherwise.

sarim_xyz says:

totally!! :D haha

Bout time! Google search has this feature but I have to test this out and compare the two.

StefEBear says:

I so love these features that are released for Bing USA and never make it to the other Bing Regions.. I'm in Australia and so many good Bing Features are not available to us

WHY does it take Months/Years to get PARITY?

Sweet, this well help out greatly

Ixolite says:

Too bad Bing sucks so bad outside of US... Microsoft should really work on making Bing more relevant in other locations worldwide.

Nerdy Woman says:

I've been using Bing image search for a long time. For me, the big feature is license filtering, so I know I'm allowed to use the image I'm snagging. Some may scoff at that, but if you want people to respect your property rights, you've got to respect theirs.

BTW, if you've never used Bing images, you can also filter by orientation (vertical/horizontal/square), color, and more. Great tool!

Kevin Rush says:

Re: Nerdy Woman,
Thanks for this information. I was wondering how copyright fit into this topic. I'm glad to hear that it is listed. I'll try it out later today. "Respect other peoples work."

peachy001 says:

Saw something similar on that Catfish programme only a few days ago. Thought it was superb, but couldn't understand why I had not come across it before. Wonderful.

Bing is no where outside the Us. Need a lot of investment in order to think about selling ad.

Aashish13 says:

The quality of bing images is much better.

Prem WatsApp says:

Second that.

And I use Bing Desktop, new awesome background every day!

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Sarang68 says:

Image match is available in India.

I feel so guilty that I always use google search on my computer...

cannon#WP says:

To help you find the right picture...or figure out who that fully developed woman is in a picture on my twitter timeline...you know, "work"

i had this for a week before it dissappearing. i think bing glitched and gave it to me early, but glad it's back.

rubenwidjaja says:

I had this too before it dissappering. Maybe I just test the beta and I'm so glad this feature is back!! I really use it much.

Wael Hasno says:

Now I can find pornstars' names much more easily! Google had this feature for ages.

Laura Knotek says:

This is great! It'll definitely make Bing more useful.

Nathan Novak says:

I have used this feature before many many times! What is new, probably the URL look up. I haven't seen that before.

Hotrippr says:

Does it support drag and drop upload like Google? If so I am switching.

honestly? bing image search is the only reason i use bing on the pc. ...and of course i use it on my lumia 920... but the image search layout at bing is so much more awesome than this stupid thing which google does...

gamato says:

Would it work for searching for a person ?