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fresh imagesWe know how powerful images are for providing inspiration and spurring creativity. We’ve seen the variety of image search tools already including color The Best 3 Tools to Search for Images Online by Color The Best 3 Tools to Search for Images Online by Color Read More and similarity image search engines Search for Similar Images Online Using Images Rather Than Keywords Search for Similar Images Online Using Images Rather Than Keywords Read More ; black and white image search tools Top 5 Black & White Image Search Engines Top 5 Black & White Image Search Engines Read More ; visual image search tools 3 Smart Visual Search Engines To Find The Images You Want 3 Smart Visual Search Engines To Find The Images You Want Read More and many other.

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.

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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:

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2. Twitter Pics

Pic Fog is a real-time search for images powered by Twitpic, Yfrog, and Twitgoo. We have profiled PicFog on MUO (as well as a few similar tools to search for images shared on Twitter 6 Sites to Search for Images Shared on Twitter 6 Sites to Search for Images Shared on Twitter Read More ).

It works really simple:

  1. Provide your search term (works best if you choose some generic term or phrase to get results);
  2. The tool generates the list of related images which gets updated instantly once they appear (get Tweeted).
  3. You can also use “Live flow” option to see all images in a live stream using no filters.
  4. You can see the actual Tweet by hovering over each image thumbnail.

Pic Fog allows for quite a bit of fun including:

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3. Flickr Today’s Popular

Qflick (as well as its newer version [NO LONGER WORKS] LiteFlick) aggregates most interesting Flickr images for each day. It is fun to use and it works really (and surprisingly) quickly.

Flickr popular for today

FlickRiver is another stylish way to explore images which have got hot on Flickr over the past 24 hours. The tool has a few quite unique tools:

  • 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:

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Which tools do you use to find fresh images online? Make this collection better by contributing your favorite tools.

  1. Online Printing
    December 23, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Good resource for enjoying pictures from various online sources!

  2. Bob Constans
    November 23, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    I like PopURLs - it not only gives you a quick summary of (many) photo sites, but other media as well. Fast loading & configurable. I put it into my Opera Speed-Dial and set it as my homepage so it's right there whenever I have time to kill.
    http://popurls.com/

    • Aibek
      November 28, 2010 at 8:18 am

      another vote for PopURLs, excellent service!

  3. Bob Constans
    November 23, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    I like PopURLs - it not only gives you a quick summary of (many) photo sites, but other media as well. Fast loading & configurable. I put it into my Opera Speed-Dial and set it as my homepage so it's right there whenever I have time to kill.
    http://popurls.com/

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