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How to Search Faces with Google Image Search

Google Image Search recently introduced face recognition which lets users like you and me to restrict search results to only show faces.
If we search for 'bush', Google Image Search will display all the images related to the keyword 'bush'. However, adding a imgtype=face at the end of the url will show us facial images.

For example.
Do a Google Image Search for 'bush' and copy the url from the address bar. It should look something like

Now append &imgtype=face at the end of the url. Now, it would look like

Notice &imgtype=face at the end. Hit Enter and only facial images will be displayed.

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Exalead launched this featuer as integrated to the image search interface few weeks ago already, without having to add any string in the query field. You can test it on, don' t hesitate to leave us your feedback on our blog.