ImageSorter: Sort by Color
The program ImageSorter takes a different approach. The methods for content based image retrieval are not used for searching but for performing an automatic sorting of huge image collections. ImageSorter sorts images by the similarity of their color layouts. Images are sorted in such a way, that similar images are positioned close to each other. This sorting scheme makes it much easier to find a particular image within a huge set of images.
ImageSorter will let you sort images based on color and composition. It would be cool if Google images or the other online image respositories were able to someday do something similar. Right now images.google.com will only let you search by black and white, grayscale, full color and the default any colors. Google’s Picasa would be another good program to integrate this technology.
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A similar service that was recently added by yotophoto.com allows you to search by color. This doesn’t seem like a complicated thing to do if you have a massive imagery collection like google. In fact I could write a program that sorted all their Imagery and added the color properties to a database. Yotophoto lets you search by the conical name as well as by hex code of a particular color.