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paulpr2 [PersonRank 0]

Tuesday, January 3, 2006
16 years ago

imgSeek (http://www.imgseek.net/) has been doing it for years and its open source! There has been some work on a web version too.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Interesting. I checked the Retrievr about page, and imgseek is indeed credited:

"retrievr is based on research conducted by Chuck Jacobs, Adam Finkelstein and David Salesin at the University of Washington: Fast Multiresolution Image Querying (1995).1

I first came across the algorithm when someone (I think Edd Dumbill) linked to imgSeek a couple of years back; imgSeek is a standalone image management application that incorporates that algorithm as well.

retrievr is a new implementation in pure Python (and a host of great libraries: Fredrik Lundh's PIL and aggdraw as well as numarray). The frontend has been created using Helma and Macromedia Flash. "
Christian Langreiter, 2006-01-02
http://labs.systemone.at/retrievr/about

Brian M. [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

If someone wants a gigantor chunk of photos (and has an > 100gb hdd lying around for uncompressed) here's 75GB of pics from Wikipedia in *cough* one convenient file.

http://download.wikimedia.org/images/wikipedia/en/

Michael Zehrer [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

IBM did this long before, look here http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/fcgi-bin/db2www/qbicSearch.mac/qbic?selLang=English

It's part of their DB2 image extender.

Vijay Bhaskar [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

It's a nice trick, however when I tried it, the results were not even close to what I expected. May be cause of my bad painting :(.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Brian, I better start the download now so I can do something with it in 2007 :)
Seriously, this is a cool pointer. The images might come in handy for specific projects.

steve dp [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

riya.com

me [PersonRank 8]

16 years ago #

and don't forget about 3d search: http://shape.cs.princeton.edu/search.html

Brian M. [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Philipp, it's very nice they are producing tarballs again. We were downloading them 1by1 for the longest =)

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