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156. Compfight.

compfight.jpgA former student of mine, is half the partnership behind a nifty little photo search engine called Compfight. Though not affiliated with flickr, it makes great use of their API, allowing users to search the entire flickr library of photos. You can search tags only or all text (simply by clicking the button next to the search form at the top), you can search for images covered by the Creative Commons license, and a user can enable a safe search feature, which is handy while at work. One particular feature of note is the blue bar which indicates that flickr is holding an original photo and when moused on (and briefly held) the bar displays the pixel dimensions. Compfight is quite handy when trying to find an FPO image for a project or to simply see what’s out there in a more user-friendly format. Check it out.

The handy blue bar feature:



A sample search: stop signs. 


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    Compfight is a great new tool that uses Flickr's API to search the database of photos (including the option to do full-text search on titles and descriptions, and to limit searches to Creative Commons licensed works only) and then feeds back the results as live clickable thumbnails. Unlike Flickr's own advanced-search ...
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    156. Compfight. - Graphicology Blog - Graphicology
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this kinda rocks.
March 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterScott

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