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Photo: RossHelen (Shutterstock) Sometimes you see a pattern on something—like a piece of clothing you can’t afford, or vintage wallpaper in a historic home—and fall in love. Sure, you can snap a photo of it and use it as a comparison, but that only gets you so far. If only there was a way to search for images using an actual image, instead of whatever highly-specific-but-never-effective description you come up with. Well, now there is (albeit in beta form). Here’s what to know. How to use Same Energy The site is called Same Energy , and it’s a beta-version of a visual search engine. We first heard about it from Kevin Kelly at Recomendo . Here’s what he had to say: You give it an image and it returns more images that feel exactly like the one you started with. Some images may be the same subject, some may be the same lighting and coloring, or some have the same visual style. It works uncannily well. I can start with a piece of furniture, or a fabric design, or an album cover, or an Instagram travel photo, and I’ll get an endless mosaic of images with the same energy. Like Pinterest, I can select one of the offerings and then get more images similar to that one, and so on. Unlike Pinterest, I can also create a collection of images and use that to train an AI to find images that share qualities of the whole set. I find […]