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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:

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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. 

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

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

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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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