Google Search lets you search for images on the web, but these search results are dependent on the content that is already out there. This means that if the image does not exist, you will not be able to get any results for it.
That is expected to change because Google has announced a new experience for its generative AI-powered Search experience (SGE) which comes in the form of image generation. According to Google:
“Let’s say you want to make a card for a friend who loves to cook and whose favorite animal is a capybara. If you search for something like “draw a picture of a capybara wearing a chef’s hat and cooking breakfast,” SGE will provide up to four generated images in the results.
Tap on any of those images and you’ll see how generative AI has expanded your initial query with descriptive details, like “a photorealistic image of a capybara wearing a chef’s hat and cooking breakfast in a forest, grilling bacon.” From there, you can edit the description further to add even more detail and bring your vision to life. Maybe you want to see the capybara chef making hash browns instead, or you want to add a light blue background with clouds. That’s an easy change!”
Keep in mind that this feature is only available to US users who are participating in the SGE. It is not available for regular Google Search (yet), but it is an interesting and powerful tool. Using AI to generate art and images aren’t new, but Google integrating the feature into Search could make it a lot more accessible to the masses in the future.