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How to use Bing Images Search Engine

Updated on August 26, 2014

What is bing images?

Microsoft Bing’s another attempt to conquer the search market is their image search engine, known as Bing images, which is specifically designed to index high quality images with advanced search options.Since its launch in 2009, its been showing steady rise in popularity and its current Alexa rank is 21 and pagerank 8.

How to use bing imges?

To use Bing search engine you can directly visit and then click on the “images” tab, on the left of Bing search. Another way to start with Bing image is:

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Available image search features on Bing

Before you start searching for any pictures with Bing, it is better to learn how to tailor your search so as Bing images can return you some quality images. First of all, you can search for any photos by specifying five basic categories-size, layout, color, style, and people. Now let’s see what these categories actually mean. For example you want to find images for your country Switzerland

Layout-if you specify this option bang will return images in various sizes. You can search for a particular image by selecting its size-small, medium, large, wallpaper. If you choose small size image, then Bing will show you images with around 400x400 pixels, approximately.

Size-images spread across the World Wide Web are in various sizes. If you only want to find square size images, then just click on square and then type name of the image that you want to see, and then click on the search button

Color-This is one of the most interesting features of Bing images. This option will let you search for images with specific color. You may want your images appear in black-white, or full-color or any specific color. If you want to see images with black-white only, then select that option and then search for the images. Alternative you may choose other color from the “specific color “option.

Style-this option will enable to search for images in either normal photograph format of in clipart format. If you are unsure what you want to see the just keep “all” selected.

People-this is a must see option if you are looking for images for your favorite movie stars or any other artists or celebrity. You can search for a person’s image with face only or with head-and shoulder. This section of Bing images primary let you search for human faces. Just type the name of the person and select the way you want that person’s image to appear in front of you.

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Advanced search operator for images searches

Like normal Bing search or Google search, you can use the ‘+’ operator to combine a number of search terms into a single search. For example, you are searching for the images of Kate who lives in USA, then just type Kate+USA in the search bar and press enter. This option will return you the all the persons who have been indexed for both the terms-Kate and USA-in Bing’s images database.
Another useful operator is double quotes “” that help to find exact phrase in normal web search, seems works pretty well with Image search in Bing. For instance, you want to find the best quality images of Tom Cruise, then type "tom cruise" and click on the search button to see what happens. Do it now, yes now. I have tried it and found some quality pictures.

Select View

This option shows you the image search result in various sizes, this option is just below the search bar of Bing Image.

How to delete images search history

When you consecutively keep searching for images, your search phrases history will start to pileup on the left column of Bing, to clear all the history, click on “clear all” or you just click on the “turn off” button to stop recording your images search history

What is special about bing images is that, unlike Google images, Bing images let you search for images with specific color concentration and also its face recognition system,especially its ability of distinguishing images with people's face only and images with head-and-shoulder is quite distinct features that is missing with other image search engines.


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      Caroline 3 years ago

      An ineinlegtlt point of view, well expressed! Thanks!

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      syras mamun 6 years ago

      @James-Sometimes I prefer using Bing for images search.I think Bing's images search functionality is more attractive than Google's image search.

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      James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

      This is great! Thank you for this needful Hub. I will try Bing the next time I need pictures as I publish a new Hub. Well done!

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      syras mamun 6 years ago

      Glad to have your inspiring feedback.Hope to see your around always :)

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      DjBryle 6 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =)

      WOW! I love this hub... I am not really aware of this. As always, you never fail to share much needed knowledge, my friend. Voted up for another useful and awesome hub! =)

      - Jen

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      syras mamun 6 years ago

      @Reena-Bing images return real impressive pictures,not like google images.Thanks

      @samialli-I hope you find the right images that you have been looking for so long :)Thanks a lot.

      @Lady_E-thank you Elena

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks so much for this. I don't know much about Bing.

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      samiaali 6 years ago

      Hi andromida, Thank you for a very informative hub. I really didn't know anything about Bing images so this was a help to me! :)

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      Reena Daruwalla 6 years ago from INDIA

      Thanks so much for this very valuable information. Terrific write up

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      syras mamun 6 years ago

      @Poohgramma-Great to see you again.I find this image search engine even better than Google image search.Thank you so much.

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      Poohgranma 6 years ago from On the edge

      What a fantastic write! I didn't know about this and am very excited about using it. You've made it easy to manage with your clear explanations and pointed out features I may well have missed. Thanks for a great article!