By your advice I have started using it (Qwant) and took it for a testdrive. It is fun to see a design that is intuitive as that can be: easy access to all parts, clear instructions when new and it seems to run faster than other search engines, including Google. I always think that is because it is new and not so full with information, but then again, I am a painter, a simple man with a damaged personality due to an evolution gone awry. Or so. Back to Qwant! I do reverse image search a lot, because I want to approach the people behind the images that inspire me. :-) Also, when doing a reference study it is so much easier by uploading an image or pointing to it than to gamble with aforementioned brain capacity. :-) So, there, I agree with you.
I never knew that about DuckduckGo. Hmmmz. And I was thinking, all the time, that I was an Übermensch by using that and somehow feeling open-sourcy. Yeah. But now I am disappointed. Bing. Seriously? I am laughing at the moment, by realising how easy it is to fool people on the internet. Give it a logo, a fancy or geeky name, add some spicy servers to the mix and some clever Python-codes and off you go! :-)
Back again. Well, you have given me a nice link. I have it as my main engine in Firefox and now I am looking to fix my Android in such a way, that it uses it there also as primary search tool. Reverse image search is a bit of a bugger, but my Tinyeye plug in and a little Google will suffice for now.
They seem open for suggestions at Qwant, so I might start digging the forums. :-)
Right on! Compared to Google and TinEye, near as I can tell, everything else is kid stuff. When even Wolfram Research is finger painting by comparison, there's no shame in using Google Images. There's computer vision, and then there's understanding.