Image search using jpg on my computer

jarymo jarymo
Created: 3 years and 4 months ago • Updated: 3 years and 4 months ago
I love DDG - google, not so much. That said, I need to be able to search images using a file on my computer, rather than text.

Is this possible? If not, is it in the works?

Thanks!

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Jlg
well !images <name> (searches Google images for said title).
If you are trying to search your own computer we'd need to know what O/S you are using, but do you have like a Find Files utility installed?

--jlg
posted by Jlg Community Leader3 years and 4 months ago Link
jarymo
Windows 8.1, unfortunately, LOL. Have never used utility to find files.
posted by jarymo 3 years and 4 months ago Link
WingTillDie
Use !i name, should does the same trick
You might misinterpret what jarymo said
He does not what to install a program to search himselves computer's file
He want his file as module to search other similar images
That's what Google has accomplished
Just go to Google's imghp, then click upload, then search by image

But DuckDcukGo does not have this function
But is search by image moral?
I suggest just let Google do the job
posted by WingTillDie 3 years and 4 months ago Link
Jlg
Well indexing personal files on any search engine without permission seems unmoral to me. What do you think @zac ?

--jlg
posted by Jlg Community Leader3 years and 4 months ago Link
jarymo
What does it mean to index personal files on a search engine without permission? Don't understand. ...and whose permission would one seek?
posted by jarymo 3 years and 4 months ago Link
Jlg
I hate to link this again but is a prime example.
posted by Jlg Community Leader3 years and 4 months ago Link
WingTillDie
If really concern privacy just don't use Ubuntu...
A distribution with loads of binary blobs...

Just choice a distribution that FSF recommended(These are extremely free(libre))
posted by WingTillDie 3 years and 4 months ago Link
Jlg
Unfortunately if occasionally you like to game and since Nvidia don't open source their drivers their is no real working alternative. I just find stuff works in Debian/Ubuntu pretty generally speaking.

Being restricted because it contains binary blobs is like pointless to people whom just want all their hardware to work.

Grsecurity does a good enough job of securing from zero days.

--jlg
posted by Jlg Community Leader3 years and 4 months ago Link
Jlg
Your point has considerable merit though and I wasn't attacking you just pointing out my own experience[s].
posted by Jlg Community Leader3 years and 4 months ago Link