Image Search Finally Evolves - Dig? No, Xcavate

San Francisco, CA (PressExposure) April 22, 2008 -- There is good news for professionals needing stock photos. They now don’t need to spend hours, or sometimes, days, searching for the “exact” right image on various stock photo websites. [] employs visual search tool technology which is very different than tag based search engines used by other companies.

The benefits are numerous, the best one being saved time. The [] visual search tool finds the images like we humans do – visually. You can start off with just one or two search terms. The tool gives back some initial results from which you choose your rough selection and click “match”. This gives you results from various websites having similar images. You can then use the trace function or color wheel to specify your exact color compositions or key features. You’re now done! Xcavator will give you the exact image, composition and color shades which you were looking for. Simple!

Search engines offered by various stock photo websites are essentially similar to text search engines. You need to specify keywords or tags. If the search happens to match tags assigned to the images they stock, you will get some results. So, it’s a “guess what’s in my hand?” kind of situation. One continues trying various words and hopes to get it right. This is not so with Xcavator.

At Xcavator, everything is visual. And fast. There are more than 6 million images to choose from. Unlike other search engines, this tool does not overwhelm you with its database. Only results relevant to your “match” are displayed. You can then refine your requirement with regard to details of color combinations just by selecting from the initial “match” or from a color wheel. No typing, just clicking. Everything happens visually. Whatever you like, keep it handy in a “lightbox”. This brings us to Xcavator’s another great feature.

Instead of going to each stock photo website, you can pull from many websites. Agencies such as iStockphoto, 123RF, Fotolia, and Lucky Oliver have inventory fed into Xcavator. This has resulted in another great advantage to the customers – money savings. You can cross shop different websites and find a cheaper option all from one place. As more and more sign on with Xcavator to display results from their websites, things get better for everyone.

Visualization techniques are the next big thing happening on the Internet. Everything is being changed from data to a visual presentation. Xcavator is at the leading edge of this new way of looking at and doing things. The leap from tag or keyword based search to a visual search tool is huge. One needs to just try it to believe it. This the most handy tool for professionals, satisfying their long outstanding need. The creative community couldn’t have asked for a better tool.

I almost forgot to mention another great advantage of using Xcavator. There is no charge to use the search tool. It is totally FREE! You don’t even have to sign up or give your email address. So go to [] and have fun.

About Xcavator

Founded by Dr. Leonid Kontsevich & Bryan Calkins with more than two decades of research and management experience, provides users with the next generation of image search tools. Xcavator is not only fast and easy to use, but also FREE.

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Press Release Submitted On: April 11, 2008 at 3:39 pm
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