For someone who is a hardcore Google user, I thought I knew all the Google search hacks and tricks, well I was wrong. Most of people by now are probably aware of the advanced search options that's available when you search Google.
For those of us who want to complete their search in a single search query without ticking boxes and selecting pull down options, Advanced Search Operators can be user to apply the same search options within the search query itself.
I used Google Image Search quite frequently and always had to scan through a couple of pages to get what I am looking for without any idea of what image search options are available to me. Thanks to the wonderful folks at Lifehacker, I learnt that you can actually so some basic filtering and narrow your results via Google Advanced Image Search !
This article from Lifehacker Lists 10 obscure search tricks, most of which I imagine peopleÂ already know about (if you didn't know you can get world city time or do currency exchange through Google Search, make sure you visit the site!) One the trick that I didn't know was Google's ability to recognise faces ! For example, if you search for the keyword "Paris" through Google Image Search, you will see a see a lot of images that is Paris/France related with some images of Paris Hilton.
But if you search for the keyword "Paris" and turn on the "Face" option in the advance search window, you will only see result that contain faces and related to the word "Paris", unsurprisingly, I get a few pictures of Paris Hilton.
Other useful advanced function include domain based filtering, filetype, size and coloration filtering.
Something I will definitely use a lot more in the future. Google surpasses me again in terms of expectation. They just seem to go that extra step to make what is technically possible in terms of search possible.