Bing is expanding its visual search features, allowing the features to be accessed in more places throughout Microsoft Windows.
Visual search lets users conduct a search using an image to find other, visually-similar images. This feature was previously only accessible from Bing’s image search results.
Now, Windows users can access Bing’s visual search capabilities from wherever they are. Whether that’s browsing a website or looking at photos saved to a computer.
“For example, imagine you’re holiday shopping on a retailer’s website or a home decor blog and see a couch you really like. Simply use the search bar in Windows, click the ‘Search with a screenshot’ icon in the lower right corner, and take a capture of the furniture that caught your eye. Bing will provide visually-similar products from various retailers at diverse price points.”
To utilize Bing visual search with photos stored on a PC just open the picture, right-click on it and select “Search the web with image.” In the very latest version of the Photos app for Windows, users can click on a dedicated “Search the web with image” action in the toolbar.
Users must have the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, or a later version, to use these features.
Original Author Matt Southern