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Your First Visual Search App (~1 min)

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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.

Step 1: Set up your account or login

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

Create account login

Step 2: Verify your email address

Check your email. We will send you a link that enables you to automatically verify your email.‌

verify email

Step 3: Create an application

Click "Create Application" in the upper righthand corner of the screen.

create application

Name your application, and select "Face" as the base model.

face base model

Step 4: Upload sample images

In the Clarifai Portal, you can upload images, videos and text in "Data Mode". Click "Add Inputs", or visit Data Mode by clicking the icon on the lefthand side of the screen.‌

data mode

Browse your files and select several images of people's faces.

browse files

You will be prompted to Add or Assign Concepts. Let's skip this step for now.

skip add labels

Step 5: Search for similar faces

Once images are uploaded, click the "Eye" icon on the lefthand side of the screen to return to Explorer. Now just click on the spyglass icon next to any image.

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 the same person.

view search results

That's it! ​