Image Search Tools: Creative Commons Announces “Significant Update” to CC Search (Beta)
From the Creative Commons Blog:
This iteration of CC Search integrates access to more than 10 million images across 13 content providers. The data was obtained by processing 36 months of web crawl data from the Common Crawl corpus (an open repository of web crawl data maintained by the Common Crawl Foundation).
In addition, the new release contains several new features, including AI image tags generated from our collaborator, Clarifai.
Currently, 10.3 million images have their respective Clarifai tags and the outstanding images will be integrated on an ongoing basis.
The full list of providers:
Provider Domain # CC Licensed Works Animal Diversity Web https://animaldiversity.org/ 14,839 Behance https://www.behance.net/ 5,245,785 Deviantart https://www.deviantart.com/ 206,506 Digitalt Museum https://digitaltmuseum.org/ 88,970 Encyclopedia of Life http://eol.org/ 547,488 Flickr https://www.flickr.com/ 426,214 Flora-On http://flora-on.pt/ 26,498 Geograph UK http://www.geograph.org.uk/ 1,018,560 IHA Holiday Ads http://www.iha.com/ 2,058,272 McCord Museum http://www.musee-mccord.qc.ca/en/ 108,800 The Metropolitan Museum of Art https://www.metmuseum.org/ 96,260 Museums Victoria https://collections.museumvictoria.com.au/ 64,719 Science Museum – UK https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/ 14,280
The new design allows users to search by category, see popular images, and search more accurately across a wide range of content.
Users can also now share content and create public lists of images without an account using an anonymous authentication scheme. Shares.cc is a new a link shortening system that makes it easy to share cool stuff you find on our platform to social media – users can share both images and lists, no login required. In addition, the new platform provides the ability to filter by provider, license, creator, tag (including those generated by Clarifai), or title.
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