Google just launched an improved version of Image Search with the availability of never-before-seen images or pictures or photos called LIFE an “Image Archive of Historic photos”.
This collection of newly-digitized images includes photos and etchings produced and owned by LIFE dating all the way back to the 1750s. As this is just a start, they have been sitting in dusty archives in the form of negatives, slides, glass plates, etchings, and prints. As of today about 20 percent of the collection is online; they say during the next few months, they will be adding the entire LIFE archive — about 10 million photos – Sounds WOW.
Well this sounds to me like a Wikipedia for Historic Images or Pictures? and they named it as LIFE.
And in the LIFE archive, you’ll notice that you can access a rich full-size, full-screen version of each image simply by clicking on the picture itself in the landing page. If you decide you really like one of these images, high-quality framed prints can be purchased from LIFE at the click of a button. Think of the holiday gift possibilities! It doesn’t get much easier than that…..
When I just came across this news, I first searched for Mahatma Gandhi or Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi who was a major political and spiritual leader of India and the Indian independence movement – but results are really disappointed – very very less collection of pictures. As they might monitor the searched entries, they might come up with a huge archive in the coming days :)
Anyways that’s really an awesome feature for the media people around the world to grab the quality historic pictures/images.
Good job Google, you always rock the world by introducing different, simple but effective/useful features.
No need to remember this big url to search for the historic LIFE archive
You can just follow this simple tip from the Google homepage itself.
Add “source:life” to any Google image search and search only the LIFE photo archive. For example: computer source:life
Source: Official Google Blog