Search for Similar Images on Bing with Windows 10 Photos app

Windows 10 ships with a Photos app which replaced the Windows Photo Viewer and Photo Gallery. Its tile is pinned to the Start menu. It comes with tight integration with Microsoft's very own cloud solution, OneDrive. A new version of the app allows searching for similar images on Bing directly without opening the browser.


Windows 10 includes this app instead of the good old Windows Photo Viewer from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. The Photos app is associated with most image file formats out of the box. It can be used to browse, share and edit your photos and your image collection.

Tip: The Photos app comes with a set of 3D effects. The feature is supposed to allow users to add 3D objects and use advanced effects on them. See

Add 3D Effects to Images with Photos in Windows 10

Note: The Photos app is included with Windows 10 by default. It receives updates automatically. If you have removed it or would like to upgrade it manually, navigate to this page on the Microsoft Store.

Starting in version 2019.19031.17720.0, which is released to Insiders a few days ago, you can search for similar images in Bing. Here's how it can be done.

To search for similar images on Bing with Windows 10 Photos app, do the following.

  1. Open any image with the Photos app.
  2. Right-click on that image, and select Search for similar images on Bing from the context menu.Windows 10 Photos Similar Image Search
  3. Click on the  Agree button to send this image to the Bing service.Windows 10 Photos Similar Image Search Confirmation
  4. The Bing Visual Search service will be opened in your default browser with the appropriate search result.Windows 10 Photos Similar Image Search Result

Note: Bing Visual Search is an image based search service that allows using an image as input for search through the image understanding and intent service. It is able to describe the image contents and find similar images.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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