PicSearch : Intuitive Relevant Image Search Engine

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Founded by two engineering students at the beginning of this millennium, PicSearch is a multi-language, image search engine that rivals Google’s and Yahoo’s image search service, with a database of more than 1.7 billion images. The engine also indexes video and audio files.

As always, the firm uses patented technology for measuring relevancy and “family-friendliness” of manages. Family-friendliness implies an automatic filter on nudity, pornography and violence. The engine also deploys its own indexer and crawler (Psbot).

Searchers have the feature to search from a huge directory. The resulting images appear as thumbnail and when clicked lead user to the original site.
PicSearch also powers the image search for many popular web portals including
MSN, Lycos and

PicSearch also happens to be the first search engine in the world to go completely carbon neutral (that requires four policies to be strictly followed).

While no engine has the perfect filters to avoid inappropriate imagery, several users find the interface of PicSearch simple and the results very relevant. What is your say?

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  • Search seems ok. Having more than 1.7 billion images could be quite good though.

  • I wonder how long it might take for Google to race in and try to buy the technology? Do they have an traction in the market as yet and why would people move away from G or MSN for image search?

  • Arun Radhakrishnan

    Good question Craig. I feel there is a lot of work that can be done at the Image front. A lot on the functional side and still more on the UI side. I had written a piece on a image site called imagery. It adds some UI tweaks to Google Image search, but that shows that a lot of things can still be done.

  • Είναι νέο, ωραίο και ήρθε για να σας κρατάει συντροφία κάθε ώρα.

  • Arun Radhakrishnan

    I really with I could respond to that liquidtroll !