Shutterstock Introduces Three New AI/Deep Learning Powered Next Gen Visual Search Tools to Demo, Use
Shutterstock Showcase, previously known as Shutterstock Labs, is the new home of Shutterstock’s most innovative artificial intelligence research and launches with three new tools including:
- Reveal – a Google Chrome extension allowing users to select any image online and find a similar photo, vector or illustration within Shutterstock’s collection of more than 190 million licensable and ready to use high-quality images.
- Copy Space – a tool based on Shutterstock’s custom built computer vision technology and composition aware search enabling users to specifically search for images that have space for text and then select where and how much copy space is needed.
- Refine – a tool that allows users, from the first page of search results, to select those images most similar to what they are looking for, and Shutterstock’s technology will surface other images that have a similar style and other commonalities to the selected images.
In October 2017, Shutterstock’s computer vision team launched its Composition Aware Search, now called Composition Search, to help customers find the exact image layout they need by placing keywords on a canvas and moving them around to where they want the subject matter to appear in the image. The patent-pending, spatially aware technology, previously launched in beta on Shutterstock Labs, is now featured prominently within the new Shutterstock Showcase site.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.