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I noticed that we can search for things in Google Images now by dragging a source image into Chrome (from what I can see it only works in Chrome), and dropping it right into the Google images search field.  Pretty cool.  I tried it with a few images and found stuff quite well playing with it.  Until this file.  ...I just wanted to test the capability.

 

Screen Shot 2016-09-11 at 11.01.15 AM.png

 

All I did is take a screenshot of the TestMy.net logo and then dragged it over to the search box.  Didn't want to use a known image, it had to be unique.  I wanted to see if it was able to truly figure out the image contents or if it was searching based on file pattern similarity.  It returns this...

 

(keep in mind, I never typed speedtest.net in any field.  Google filled that out itself after the submission.)

 

Screen Shot 2016-09-11 at 11.13.41 AM.png

 

What the hell made it think speedtest.net?!  Total BS.   --- Try it yourself.

 

 

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On 9/13/2016 at 9:43 AM, tdawnaz said:

 

Try your icon that is associated with your username here...it's just a little different. I can't do it cuz I don't have chrome

 

23 hours ago, Sean said:

I tried again with the avatar as tdawnaz suggested and this one gave a better result: B)

 

3 hours ago, mudmanc4 said:

You should really add EXIF data to All of your static web images. Just for this reason if not alone.

 

Well, I'd expect it to be able to associate a known image or one with EXIF data.  I was just scratching my head as to why it would take that brand new screenshot, that doesn't have EXIF data and isn't known to the internet, and then associate it with speedtest.net.

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3 hours ago, CA3LE said:

Well, I'd expect it to be able to associate a known image or one with EXIF data.  I was just scratching my head as to why it would take that brand new screenshot, that doesn't have EXIF data and isn't known to the internet, and then associate it with speedtest.net.

What are the chances there has been some sharing on that other site, or other such means to get the image association, fairly high is my thought.

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