Pinterest introduces visual search tool that lets users identify items within pins

Photo-sharing site Pinterest just announced a new feature intended to help users find items they discover in pins. Starting Monday, the company will launch a new search tool that can zoom into any part of an existing pinned image and bring up results for visually similar pins. “Sometimes you spot something you really love on Pinterest, but you don’t know how to find it in real life, or what it’s even called,” Kevin Jing, an engineering manager at Pinterest, wrote in a blog post. “There’s that perfect lamp hiding in a Pin of someone’s living room, or maybe a random street style shot with the exact shoes you’re looking for.” If you spot something in a pin that you’d like to know more about, all you need to do is…


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