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Discovering Files that You were Not Aware of with Image Similarity Search
Discovering Files that You were Not Aware of with Image Similarity Search

How to use AI Image Similarity to discover images without the need to think of specific search terms

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Written by CJ Teeter
Updated over a week ago

Image Similarity search operates independently of your Keyword Taxonomy. By commencing an Image Similarity search, OpenAsset will return a selection of images from across the entire image library that the AI-driven image recognition identifies as being visually similar. Images are indexed automatically as they are uploaded to OpenAsset, so this feature is accessible without the need to manually input any metadata.

Using Image Similarity From the File Search Page

Browsing Images

On the File search results page put your mouse cursor over an image you will see a button in the bottom right corner for 'More'.

Clicking this will reveal a larger view of the image and some of the 'File info'. Select the 'Similar' tab to see a selection of visually similar images.

You can use the arrows at the bottom to cycle through the selection of images.

Adding Images to Your Selection

You can add images to your selection individually by clicking the blue 'check' button.

You can also click 'Select all' to add all visually similar images or 'Select these 6' to add the 6 images displayed within the page view.

Using Image Similarity with the Batch Editor

Combining Image Similarity search with the Batch Edit tool can be an efficient way of updating large volumes of images at speed.

Once you have added a group of similar images to your selection, select the 'Edit' icon from the Action Buttons to the right of your screen.

You can then use the Batch Edit tool to edit file information or apply keywords to multiple images at once. Learn more about using the Batch Editor here.

Using Image Similarity from the File Overview Page

You can also use Image Similarity search by navigating to the File Overview page and selecting the 'Similar' tab.

From this view, you have the option of restricting the images shown to those within the same Project. Of course, this is only applicable if you're viewing a Project file.

You can then add images individually or simply 'Select all' to your selection.

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