A value of 0.5 considers colors and edges equally.
The higher the value, the higher the similarity, while 1.0 would becongruence. It is recommended to set a value of at least 0.85 but not higher than 0.95.
This service provides an image-based similarity search. The only criterion is the similarity of motifs based on characteristics such as colors, textures, shapes and contrasts. The image-based similarity search currently offers access to a growing portfolio of more than 200,000 digitized objects (manuscripts, rare books, maps). Some of them belong to the absolute core and peak inventory of the cultural heritage of Bavaria and also to the national patrimony.Instructions for use
You can use a picture from this thematic selection page to access the initial screen. However, you can also use any other image from bavarikon's extensive collection as a search template. To do this, activate the option "Zeige Bildähnlichkeitssegmente" (Show image recognition segments, eye icon), when viewing a certain image or an illustrated page of a book. Existing image segments are marked with a blue frame and can be used as a search template; one click triggers the recognition search. The search results can be opened and inspected in the viewer; they can also be used as a template for further recognition searches. Please note that the image segments are selected automatically. Incorrect or incomplete sections may occasionally occur, or segments with irrelevant content may be detected. Take your time: you will probably need several successive search attempts until you start getting useful results.
Upload your own image as a template for an image search