Both Diane and Kelly are of course correct, but the basic problem remains that you will be given images that may or may not portray the plant you're searching. In several cases I did find myself at nursery homepages and such, and had to search further to find the targeted image. The IDs are solely those of the person posting the image, and may be completely incorrect. My point is that it is not especially useful for a database to point the user to incorrect information, or even to information that may or may not be correct. What becomes of the user who doesn't already know what the species looks like, and wants to see an image? We all know what Google delivers, but why does Kew want to tap into that without editing it? Ellen Original Message: ----------------- From: Kelly Irvin firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2006 18:09:06 -0600 To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [pbs] World Checklist of Monocotyledons Dear Ellen: Adding to Diane's comments, this discrepancy can sometimes be resolved by clicking the suspect image, which then takes you to a cached page where the image you clicked is supposed to reside, but, also, the term for which you searched. You can then scroll down the page to see if the proper image exists on the page. This is not always helpful, but can be. Mr. Kelly M. Irvin 10850 Hodge Ln Gravette, AR 72736 USA 479-787-9958 USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 6a/b mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.irvincentral.com/ Diane Whitehead wrote: > On 10-Dec-06, at 3:01 PM, email@example.com wrote: > >> Google search of images ----- any photo that anyone has captioned >> with the species name being searched >> gets picked up. > > The pictures may be incorrectly named, but not necessarily. Google > Images shows pictures that are anywhere near the requested terms, so > the photo may be of anything. An example: a web article about plant > hunting lists lots of species in very dense text, and a photo of one > of the plants is put nearby. When any of those names is searched > for, the one close-by picture is going to be offered by Google Images. > > Diane Whitehead > _______________________________________________ > pbs mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/list.php > _______________________________________________ pbs mailing list email@example.com http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/list.php -------------------------------------------------------------------- mail2web - Check your email from the web at http://mail2web.com/ .