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Your First Visual Search App (~1 min)

Perform your first visual search in approximately 1 minute

Visual search is a versatile and useful tool when you are working with visual data. Visual search helps you compare images based on their visual similarity.

In this example, we want to perform a visual similarity search on people's faces.

Step 1: Set up your account or log in

Just click here if you need to set up your account for the first time.

Or click here to log in.‌

Create account login

Step 2: Verify your email address

If you created a new account, check your email. We will send you a link that enables you to automatically verify your address.‌

verify email

Step 3: Create an application

Log in to your account and click the Create an App button at the upper-right section of the navigation bar.

And on the small window that pops up, provide the information required to create a new application. Also, select "Face" as the base model.

create application

Your newly created application will appear on the apps listing page.

create application

If you click on the application, you'll be redirected to its individual page, where you can upload inputs to it.

Step 4: Upload sample images

On the application's individual page, select the Inputs option on the collapsible left sidebar.

Next, click the Upload inputs button.

data mode

The small window that pops up allows you to upload inputs—either by uploading them directly from your local device or by providing a publicly accessible URL.

Add several images of people's faces.

browse files

Finally, click the Upload inputs button at the bottom of the pop-up window to complete uploading your images.

Step 5: Search for similar faces

Your uploaded images will appear on the inputs manager page.

You can begin the search by clicking the spyglass icon next to the image you want to see its similar faces.

search by face

Clarifai will sort your images by visual similarity. In this example, we can see that the top-ranking results are images of older people.

view search results

That's it! ​