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by Maria Popova What martinis have to do with reverse art lookup and obscure German calendars from the 1990′s. Although Google has been playing with some fun image search toys in its lab and the official Google Image Search has recently significantly upped its game , some of its most hyped features — color search, instant scrolling, hover preview — are but mere shadows of sleeker, better versions that geekier, more sophisticated image search tools offer. Here are seven of our favorites. oSkope is a visual search assistant that lets you browse images and products from popular sites like Amazon, eBay, YouTube and Flickr in a highly intuitive way. You can skim thumbnails related to your search keywords and save search results from different services to a visual bookmark bar at the bottom of your browser screen.