Trick to find similar images on Pinterest

April 29, 2016

Happy Friday! I'm ready for the weekend! Hope you have a fun one planned. :)

While on Pinterest this week I found a new tool they've added that I thought was pretty cool. I think it's been around for at least a few weeks now but as always I'm late to the party.

It's brilliant so I had to share. When you open a photo in Pinterest you'll see a little square in the upper right hand corner:
Search tips on Pinterest

Click on that and a ton of other photos that are similar to the one you you're looking at will pop up on the right:  
Searching tool on Pinterest

You can expand the cropping so that it "reads" the whole photo: 
Pinterest tip to find similar photos

This gives you even more (and I think better) comparative photos. This is awesome!! Be sure to use the scrolling tool on the right to see all of the photos they suggest. 

What's even better is there are descriptive words and phrases across the top -- click on those for more specific examples that match those phrases. It will still use your inspiration photo to find those. 

I do find it works best when it's a full shot of a room or vignette. Pins with only words don't translate and it doesn't always recognize close up photos well. But for wider shots this is such a great option!

When I'm looking at ideas I tend to look at Pinterest first and search there -- are you like that? Google has become my second source. This is so helpful when you find a specific decorating idea you love. 

Loved this and thought I would share! Hope you have a wonderful and safe weekend. :) 

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  1. Thanks so much for sharing this! I'm such a Pinterest Junkie and use it all the time to save info and ideas and this will help me a TON!

  2. Hmmmmm... I don't have that feature available on my Pinterest.

  3. This is really cool! I'm going to check it out when I hop on Pinterest later. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I have a heart icon or a paper plane icon, even when I click on the photo to open it, it has nothing. Mine doesn't have the magnifying glass. Sad!

  5. What brilliance! Off to Pinterest now.

  6. Thanks for sharing this new feature. I had noticed the symbol but hadn't clicked on it--it's a great way to really refine a search. The only downside is that I'll be spending even more time playing around on Pinterest now!

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  8. I don't see it. What am I doing wrong?

  9. this is soooo cool! thank you for sharing it. i have noticed it but never thought it would do anything. i spend HOURS on Pinterest looking for decor/DIY ideas! once i get started i can't seem to stop and before i know it i have been there far longer than i intended. this is going to make it worse! LOL

  10. It worked for me! This is so awesome!! Thanks for sharing, friend!!


  11. Hey! Thank you so much for sharing this! Have been using pinterest all this while, but never paid attention to this one. This is surely going to be so helpful:)

  12. Thank you so much for sharing!! I love this!! Super helpful!

    Mel |


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