If youâ€™re working on a design project and need a picture that contains certain colors, it can be difficult to find the right one or at least the right one quickly. The Multicolr Search Lab is designed to allow you to search through Flickr for images for your project by color rather than by topic.
The Multicolr Search Lab claims to search through 3 million of Flickrâ€™s â€œinterestingâ€ images to locate results. You can search for photos by just one color using the application, or you can add up to ten different colors to your results.
Photos are displayed almost instantly once you select your color choices. If you see a photo that you like in the selections then you can click on it and immediately be taken to the photographersâ€™ photo stream on Flickr.
Unfortunately, the search isnâ€™t limited to photos that are available for public use under Creative-Commons, so you might potentially find the perfect photo for your project using the service, only to find that you canâ€™t use the image at all. Of course you could always contact the photographer and ask to use their photo, but it would be nice if Multicolr would limit itself to photos you could actually use.
If you are looking for a photograph to use for a project Multicolr also has a Search Lab that searches through Alamy Stock Photography for photographs. The stock photographs on the site will all have some cost associated with their use, but you can use them.
The concept behind Multicolr is pretty neat. Itâ€™s amazing how accurate the photos in the search results are to the colors you select when searching. I spent quite a while going through the site and picking awkward color combinations just to see what pictures would show up. Photo lovers could have a good time with the site just checking out the work of others.