Instagram has introduced quite a lot of changes lately. The latest one seems to be inspired by its biggest competitor, TikTok, and it’s not the first time. From now on, Instagram’s Search will look much more like the one on TikTok, offering you topics rather than just accounts and hashtags.
The Creative Commons licenses have been a blessing a curse. It’s allowed people to freely publish their images for other people to use while still having some degree of control over how it’s used. It’s also allowed many people to get access to imagery that they might not otherwise be able to afford to use. But it has also led to a few problems.
There are a number of image search websites out there for Creative Commons content now, including Google Images, but now Creative Commons have combined them all into a single searchable database.
Search capabilities have come on leaps and bounds over the last few years. As processing power increases, so does the speed at which software can run. This means more complex calculations can be performed in a much shorter amount of time. Which brings us to this. 500px’s new search feature which lets you search simply by scribbling down a quick sketch.
While it doesn’t quite offer the artistic freedom of Photoshop, it actually seems to work really well. If you hadn’t noticed by the image above, I have virtually zero drawing skill. This is why I use a camera. But, it was smart enough to figure out what I was trying to draw. It presented me with a bunch of results that weren’t too far off what I wanted.