Toronto-developed 500px now lets you search for photos using drawings

500px Splash

Toronto-based image-sharing app 500px has just released a fun new feature called Splash that lets users search for photos by sketching a picture.

Essentially a way for people to play Pictionary with their computer, the company’s software interprets a drawing, mostly by looking at what colours the user adds to it, to return similar looking photos from the 500px marketplace.

While the software is far from perfect, it managed to make sense of my poor attempt at drawing a cat, for instance.

500px Splash

Check out Splash by visiting 500px’s website.