Tag Galaxy for Creative Photo Searches

Tag Galaxy is a site that lets you enter any “Tag” or “Keywords” or phrases then brings back all the related photos found that may match your search results. At first, I didn’t think much of it until I started selectively picking specific keywords and tags that brought back some really interesting and fun results.

The final search image results will always be unique but have no custom URL or embed code, so it seemed a little senseless to even post about this other than it is a pretty cool site. However, one idea and way to use this would be to capture photos of friends, family, neighborhoods, communities, or even cities and then share them using a screen capture tool and creating a link to your desired landing page.

You can zoom in, zoom out, roll and turn the globe, open the photos and read the descriptions and more. I put together this quick little video sample showing what it would look like if you search your city using tag or keywords. I used San Francisco in this sample. Check it out, you may find other creative ways to use the tag galaxy for your photo capturing experience. Enjoy!

Comments (2)

  1. Ruhi Agrawal

    Hi, I am actually planning to develop something similar to Tag Galaxy as my Master’s project. As I was researching, I found that there aren’t many search engines that look for images based on tags. I wanted to know more about this website, like what algorithms you used and if you can provide references to some of the resources that were helpful, It would be great.

    Thanks and by the way great work!!

    • Hey Ruhi – I did all this using their site and just recorded all the screen activity using a screen cast software application. Regarding the algorithms used at Tag Galaxy, you’d need to contact them for the breakdown and details. Good luck on your Master’s project. 🙂

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