Exalead, a provider of search software for business and the web, has announced the addition of a new image search application for its exalead one:search platform. This latest vertical search application from Exalead offers users of its search engine, exalead.com, access to more than 1 billion images plus the ability to narrow down image results through the integration of LTU Technologies' facial recognition software. Exalead's Search By Serendipity navigation technology allows users to narrow or broaden a search by clicking on an automatically generated list of related terms or by choosing to search within results by a more specific keyword.
A highlight of the new image search application gives users ways to refocus an image search based on several key criteria to help find the most relevant image. Image search functions include: image size, where users can filter images by small, medium, or large to find the right image; wallpaper, to sort results by an image's resolution; image color, to narrow down search results to only black and white images, or those in color; image type, for embedded facial recognition software lets users find headshots of their friends or favorite celebrities; and file type so that users can filter images by format (JPEG, GIF or PNG).