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Image Search:Activate Image Search

Last Updated:Feb 18, 2024

Before you use Image Search, you must activate Image Search. This topic describes how to activate Image Search.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. Log on to the Alibaba Cloud international site (alibabacloud.com).

  2. Go to the product landing page of Image Search. Click Buy Now.

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  3. On the buy page, specify the following parameters and click Buy Now.国外购买

    Parameter

    Description

    Region

    The region in which the Image Search instance is deployed. Only the Singapore, China (Hong Kong), Japan (Tokyo), and Germany (Frankfurt) regions are supported on the Alibaba Cloud international site (alibabacloud.com).

    Important

    You cannot change the region after you purchase the instance. Proceed with caution.

    Search Type

    The service type. Image Search provides multiple service types. Valid values:

    • Product Search

      This service is suitable for scenarios in which similar products are searched or products are recommended based on product images on e-commerce platforms. You can upload a product image to search for products that are similar or identical to the product in your image.

    • Generic Search

      This service is suitable for scenarios in which you expect to protect image copyrights or search for similar images. You can upload an image to search for images that include subjects or elements similar or identical to those included in your image.

    • Cloth Search

      This service is suitable for scenarios in which cloth e-commerce enterprises and manufacturers need to search for cloth. You can upload a cloth image to search for cloth that has texture similar or identical to the texture in your image. The system returns cloth information.

    • Brand Search

      This service is suitable for scenarios such as brand search and deduplication. You can upload a brand image to search for brands that are similar or identical to the brand in your image. The system returns brand information.

    • Copyrighted Image Search

      This service is suitable for scenarios such as image infringement detection and copyrighted image tracing. You can upload an image to search for the source image from the self-managed copyrighted image library. Even if the image that you upload is stitched, added with logos, watermarked, flipped, cropped, or altered in colors, the source image can be searched for.

    • Furniture & Household Supply Search

      This service is suitable for scenarios such as furniture and household supply image search. You can upload a furniture and household supply image to search for furniture and household supply items that are similar or identical to those in your image in the furniture and household supply image library.

    • Industrial Hardware Search

      This service is suitable for scenarios such as industrial hardware image search. You can upload an industrial hardware image to search for industrial hardware items that are similar or identical to those in your image and retrieve information about the items. This service can improve the search efficiency of industrial hardware websites.

    Important

    You cannot change the service type after you purchase the instance. Proceed with caution.

    Queries/sec

    The maximum number of image search requests that can be sent to Image Search every second. A higher queries per second (QPS) indicates that Image Search can process more requests every second. For example, if you select 5 Queries/sec, Image Search can process up to five image search requests every second. By default, Image Search can process up to 20 requests to delete images every second. For more information, see the QPS section of the "Basic Concepts" topic.

    Capacity

    The maximum number of images among which you can run searches. For more information, see the Maximum image capacity section of the "Basic Concepts" topic.

    Note

    For product image searches, this parameter specifies the maximum number of images instead of the number of products.

    Instance Name

    Required. The name of the instance. The instance name must meet the following requirements:

    • The instance name contains lowercase letters and digits.

    • The instance name starts with a letter.

    • The name is 4 to 20 characters in length.

      If a message appears to indicate that the instance name is invalid, check whether the instance name is specified. If the instance name is specified, check whether the format of the instance name meets the preceding requirements.

      实例名称错误

    Important

    You cannot modify the instance name after you purchase the instance. Proceed with caution.

    Duration

    The validity period of the Image Search instance that you purchase.

    Auto-renewal

    If you enable auto-renewal, the system automatically deducts the renewal fee to renew the instance nine days before the instance expires.

    Important

    If the system fails to deduct the renewal fee, the instance is not renewed and automatically released after it expires.

  4. On the Confirm Order page, confirm the order information, read and select Terms of Service, and then click Pay.

  5. Click Console to go to the Overview page. After the instance is created, you can use Image Search.