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  1. search using an image

    I'd like to submit an image & have bing search based on selected image in that object. If I take an image of a car, search for that car. If I take a picture of a prepared meal, show me a search result related to that meal. Etc.

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      19 comments  ·  Images  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hey everyone,

      Happy New Year! We wanted to give you an update on all the work we’ve been doing to improve the experience of searching using an image.

      Search using an image
      Whether you’re on your laptop or your phone you can always search using an image.

      On your laptop we allow you to search for images that are similar to the one you provide – either by pasting in an image URL or by uploading one from your computer. Just go to Bing Images on your computer (bing.com/images) and click the “Image Match” icon to the right of the search box and either paste in the URL of an image or choose to upload.

      On your phone it’s just as easy. Just go to Bing Images (bing.com/images) and tap the camera icon to the right of the search box. You can snap a picture (or use one from your…

    • Show me the location where a picture was taken

      For images search results, allow me to select an image and see the location on a map where it was taken.

      71 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Images  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • When I use the Image search I'd like to click and image and go to the website, not the URL for the image.

        Clicking an image in the search results should take you to the website, not the URL for the image.

        45 votes
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          5 comments  ·  Images  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Bring back the "Show Larger" option in Bing Images

          In this test picture, the viewed image only takes up approximately 23.3% of my entire screen with this setup. I can't really change anything about my setup like the resolution and such because this is the best for my laptop. Even after I press F11, the image only fills 35.4% of my total pixels. For my own needs, I feel the Bing Images should be more about viewing images than hunting down the best copy of a single image. Although that is also a great feature, in my mind it seems like a secondary concern, since you must first find…

          17 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Images  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Remember Image Search Settings

            When refining the terms in my image search, it shouldn't just forget all the filters I chose. If I change the wording slightly, I have to reselect all the filters, which can be time consuming if I have color, size, type, and license filters on.

            14 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Images  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              We have received this feedback in the past. The challenge is to determine which queries constitute “new” queries vs. filter refinements done through manual queries being typed. We are reviewing techniques to make it easier for users who want stickier filters.

              Thanks for your feedback and do continue to submit other ideas to make Bing a great product!

            • Place the Image Match icon left of the search icon.

              For now the Image Match feature isn't properly pushed, and with more data Microsoft could try to improve the feature, right now it's inferior to Google's offerings, but I believe with proper usage Microsoft will be able to make it superior, also please add this feature to Cortana in the same fashion as the accompanied image (as y'all've already done on the iPhone).

              13 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Images  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Intergate Bing Further in Cortana:

                Alright, check out those screenshots. They are based off my earlier rambling, which you might want to check out. The latter idea is in the "General" category. I am just going to put this one in the "Images" category

                The first two rough concepts are image and video saves portals. They would be located in the hamburger menu. The third one is just like any other news card located at the home area, but it's a image feed card that is updated based on your favorited images. The former two are stronger advances to entice outsiders (those who want Cortana…

                12 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Images  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • safe search block images instead of pixel them out

                  When you set the search filter to moderate or strict it should block out images on web search not just pixel them out so you can guess what it is.

                  7 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Images  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • In image search, move the bar that shows what others' "also search for".

                    This bar appeared randomly in my image search results and interrupts the viewing experience. Also as I scroll down, when my cursor inevitably hovers over that bar, I end up scrolling images across my screen in these "suggested searches" instead of continuously scrolling down to find the image I originally searched for.

                    6 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Images  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Boolean seach operators should work for image searches.

                      For example, when a user searches for:
                      triumph -motorcycle
                      The results should all be related to "triumph" and not display any motorcycles.

                      6 votes
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                        We've read your feedback  ·  0 comments  ·  Images  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • image size

                        Allow us to search an "exact" image size in addition to "at least" image size. If I want to find an 80x80 image, its nearly impossible with the at least feature. But, please do keep the "at least" size.

                        Additionally, remove the small, medium, large options. Not only are these options vague, but their sizes aren't accurate. an image size of 1000x1000 should NOT be considered extra large. By modern standards, that's medium, at BEST. These size options just are not useful at all...

                        5 votes
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                          We've read your feedback  ·  0 comments  ·  Images  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Daily Points for Pictures uploaded

                          Post reward points for uploaded images of a specific topic to build your image database. (ex. with Saint Patricks Day coming up you could post points for 4-leaf clovers, Ireland, Catholic Church Ceremonies, typical Saint Patrick's day menu, St Patrick's Day Parade, Events etc.... You could also have people use Instagram and post hashtag if it made filtering easier.

                          5 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Images  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Stop images shrinking after clicking on the image

                            Searching images is my biggest annoyance with using bing over google.

                            When I click on an image it will shrink to a thumbnail size with no hopes of increasing the size. This has never happened with Google image searches, and should never happen with Bing image searching!

                            I want to see images, not some stupid tiny thumbnail that I can see more details before I click it than after I click on it.

                            4 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Images  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Search Images Interface

                              Only thing that makes me using Google is that the search engine Bing images is extremely inefficient, scarcely find the images I'm looking for and the results page interface is little practice showing very small images at the bottom of the screen.

                              4 votes
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                                We've read your feedback  ·  0 comments  ·  Images  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add a Sharing System for Our Favorites

                                Add a feature where you can share your collection/category of Favorited Bing images.

                                I have a "Oklahoma" and a "From your stream" category. It would be cool if we get invite/allow others to see our favorites.

                                Maybe even a browsing module. That module would include peoples categories they purposely shared. Here is an example:

                                Streaming/Favorites/Trending/Browse User Favorites

                                See, the first three show when you go to Images. So the Browser module would be next to the other modules.

                                The point is, the Bing needs to add a share system for Favorites images. Whether it be a share system through proving…

                                3 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Images  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Strive to Make the Images Feature Glorious

                                  I sent feedback on the image page but there just was not enough characters to express my self.

                                  Here's my ideas:

                                  I think Bing should really advance on the Image tab. In that tab you have Streaming, Favorites, and Trending. I gravitate toward the former two. Trending is not getting my attention (maybe add more specific categories for it).

                                  Now, I like - no, I LOVE- Favorites! I am extremely thankful for it and I see great potential for it, or maybe I'm just ignorant on this. But I really think Bing should add categories with a category. A primary…

                                  3 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Images  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Access to favorited pics from the Android app

                                    When I'm on bing.com, I like to favorite pics, as this makes it easy to find them again. Please enable access to favorited pics in the Bing for Android app.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Images  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • More developed GIF support

                                      See how you can more easily incorporate GIF support (similar to Facebook's new GIF search feature) because they are becoming a huge wave of the future for communication.

                                      3 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Images  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Thanks for the feedback! We are looking into this but wanted to makes sure you knew about our current animated GIF functionality. Today you can use the filter named “Type” and filter to just “Animated GIF”. This will allow you to only search by animated GIFs. And when you hover on an image with the GIF badge in the lower corner, you can see the GIF autoplay.

                                      • Bing Image Feed needs to have image size defaults

                                        I love the Bing Image Feed it has helped me discover more images of the topics that I search.

                                        There is some room for improvement. I really dislike clicking on an image to hopefully enlarge it and it's only a 25x25 image or an image from a website that no longer exists.

                                        I think there should be a way for bing members to flag the images that do not work as such so nobody else runs into this problem.

                                        I would also like a feature where the image feed would only consist of images of a user set default size.…

                                        3 votes
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                                          We've read your feedback  ·  0 comments  ·  Images  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Multiple images search

                                          Greetings!
                                          By allowing the user to upload more then one image, there are two ways to perform a search (of course in the background).
                                          First is to perform individual search for every image and then cross-reference images from every search to remove duplicates and put the common images that appear in all searches as most relevant, rest of the images can be kept and shown to the user as less relevant just in case what he/she searched for is in that group.
                                          Second way is to search using all images at the same time, although it is not certain if…

                                          3 votes
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