This post lists a few more tools for active image searches: it shares cool search mashups allowing you to find fresh images shared online.
Feel free to use these tools:
- For daily inspiration;
- To track hot trends;
- To research what’s being discussed online;
- To get fresh content inspiration for your blog, etc.
1. Reddit Pics
Reddit Pics is an interesting site that aggregates all of the image submissions on Reddit. The site looks a bit simplistic but it can provide lots of fun to kill an idle hour:
- You can sort images by “newest” to see images which have just been shared (too bad the site doesn’t update in real time and you have to reload the page manually to see new and new images)
- You can sort images by “most comments” to see most discussed pictures (this usually provides a really killer selection of popular pictures);
- You can hover over any image to see its title as provided by the Reddit user.
You can click on any image and it will be loaded right here without jumping to a new page – and what’s more you can click through the next images from there in a slide show:
2. Twitter Pics
It works really simple:
- Provide your search term (works best if you choose some generic term or phrase to get results);
- The tool generates the list of related images which gets updated instantly once they appear (get Tweeted).
- You can also use “Live flow” option to see all images in a live stream using no filters.
- You can see the actual Tweet by hovering over each image thumbnail.
Pic Fog allows for quite a bit of fun including:
- “Trending hashtags” suggestions (for you to know what to search for);
- Tweeted images near any location.
3. Flickr Today’s Popular
- You can click through each day of the month using “See older” and “See newer” links;
- The advanced search provides more timeframe options: you can specify when images were taken;
- You can also set creative commons license filtering to see only images that can be re-used;
- You can also use the slider to view all images:
- Set the photo size (for example to see large images instead of thumbnails);
- Enjoy the “auto scroll” experience: more high-resolution images are being loaded while you are scrolling down;
- Zoom photos right within the general gallery;
- Load any image information including description, tags, groups, etc:
Which tools do you use to find fresh images online? Make this collection better by contributing your favorite tools.
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