by Jen Graves
on Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 11:48 AM
DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN DRAG AN IMAGE INTO THE GOOGLE SEARCH BOX?
For art lovers, this is huge. Go to Google Image search, drag a picture file of, say, a painting into the box, and you'll find out who made the painting, what it's called, and all sorts of info and links—just like what happens when you Google a proper name.
The other great art tool of the moment is Google Goggles. (It's a phone app.) With your phone, you can take a picture of a work of art—it works best with flat art, not sculpture or installation—and Goggles will Google the image for you. This past weekend, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced it's plugging 76,000 images from its collection into Google Goggles. The Getty has done it already. Here's a demo.