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Search images with Tag Galaxy

Posted by rosiemacalpine on February 13, 2009

Tag Galaxy is a Flickr photo search that displays the results in a beautiful and unique way.

When you go to the site, you are asked to enter a keyword. I entered Perth and got this result:



This lovely galaxy of tags rotates slowly. It’s an excellent way to see what keywords or tags are associated with a topic (remembering that these are user photos). If I click on one of the smaller planets (e.g. Beach) a new galaxy with new keywords will open up. 



When I click on the central planet in any galaxy, photos from Flickr with those tags fly on to the planet.



You can then rotate the globe with your pen or finger, and double click on any image to see a larger size.


Flickr images are moderated, so you can feel reasonably safe to do the search in front of a class. However, it never hurts to do a quick search before they arrive, just in case anything unexpected appears!


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