- Managing your Tineye account
We’re thrilled with our growing community of TinEye fans. We’re glad to have each one of you, but we also know that sometimes folks want to delete accounts (for whatever reason) and you should be able to do that with TinEye too.
Now you can. If you need to delete your beta account just click on the profile tab in the top right corner of your browser window when signed into TinEye. The delete option is at the bottom of the profile page.
While you don’t have to tell us the reason, if you do decide TinEye’s not for you we would certainly like to hear why.
- TinEye new release: bookmarklet, landing page and more
Hello TinEyers! The TinEye team was busy this week, but we’ve rolled out a great new release. Below are some of the features and updates you will notice on your next visit.
To start off, our landing page has a new look and now links to a ‘What’s New’ section where you can get info on all our recent releases and updates. You will also notice an updated TinEye landing page with links to the latest TinEye widgets and the Idée blog.
Similarly, TinEye can now accept actual web page URLs for searching, as well as image URLs. Just paste a page URL into the search field — TinEye will grab all the images from that page, and ask you to select the one you want to be searched. Go on, give it a try already!
Finally, we have updated our Terms of Service.
That’s it, folks. Have a great weekend and keep searching.
- New TinEye Features are Here
Well, the new features aren’t ‘here’ exactly–you’ll have to go to TinEye for that. But starting today you can read all about the latest features and improvements being released for TinEye right here on the Idée Blog.
Find out straight from the source what’s new, what’s in the works, and maybe even catch a sneak preview or two…
We have a tasty set of releases lined up for the next few weeks, but to whet your palette we’ll start with something simple: Less scrolling.
In today’s release, we are tidying up the search results page by limiting the number of backlinks that are initially visible in your search results. This means that if TinEye finds your image 46 times on the same website (if the image was used as an avatar, for example), we will only show you the first 2 links to that image on the website, and then allow you to jump to a secondary page with the complete list of 46 backlinks.
So your main results page will be cleaner, and you won’t have to scroll as much. This is an image search engine after all and image search results are what we want you to see!
- TinEye, Crawl This Site
We know your images are out there, and our beta image search engine sometimes doesn’t find the ones that you know are online. That’s okay, we’re still growing, and you can help us.Did you know you can submit a site to TinEye for indexing? We’re constantly crawling the web for new content so if you know of a particular website that would be useful for us to add to the index, let us know.We review every submission and consider them for crawling.* Image Alistair Morton
- Snazzy New TinEye Widgets
With all the requests for new widgets, how could we say no? As we don’t have an easy way for our fans to create their own widgets using TinEye, we decided to do that for them.
Embeddable at two sizes, our hero from the 300 movie, Hello Kitty and more join the original Mona Lisa in the widget gallery.
Creating them has been an interesting process. A successful widget requires a nifty query image (one that’s popular and often photoshopped), hundreds (if not thousands) of TinEye search results and interesting and creative edits from all over the web.
And these aren’t all. Check out the widget gallery on the TinEye site for more of our new widgets.
Need an invitation to our image search engine beta? You can request one, it’s quick and easy.
Did we miss an image that you think would be a great widget? Let us know.
- TinEye Feature: Favicons
Our Ryan has a post up about favicons in TinEye. Before the implementation of the favicons on TinEye it was kind of painful to keep track of the searches that you did, and if you are like us you are doing a lot of searches on TinEye, opening new tabs all the time and you end up with say 20 tabs open and no idea of which TinEye search was completed in what tab. Favicons come to the rescue. If you are not familiar with a favicon: it is basically the little icon that appears on the tab of the website you are visiting. So what happens within TinEye: we create a dynamic favicon based on the query image.
- Watch our CTO Paul Bloore demo TinEye for Robert Scoble
In Scoble‘s words “Wow…that’s crazy technology”!
- We like to Wordle
We love new, cool web toys here at the idéeplex. Have you tried out Wordle?
Wordle is a website that generates “word clouds” from text that you provide. Plan to set aside some time, it’s addictive (kind of like searching images on TinEye)!
Check out our TinEye Wordles.
If you have a cool Wordle leave us a comment to share it. Don’t forget to tell us about your cool TinEye searches too!
Still need a TinEye account? Pop over and request an invite.
Happy Weekend TinEye fans!
- TinEye gets an Internet Explorer plug-in!
And what have you been asking us for? An IE plug-in to allow you to search using TinEye with a right-click option, just like the one TinEye already has for Firefox… we’ve been listening and now your IE plug-in is here!
TinEye allows you to search the web for images in one of three ways:
1. Upload an image from your computer
2. Point to an image that is already on the web (via a url)
3. Install the TinEye browser plugin for Firefox or IE, so you can right-click on any web image to search it
TinEye instantly analyzes your query image to create a compact little digital signature or ‘fingerprint’ for it and then searches for your image on the web by comparing its fingerprint to the fingerprint of every single other image in the TinEye search index. Cool!
We hope that all our fans out there that are IE users enjoy the new TinEye plug-in. Now you can merrily right-click all the images you want to TinEye!
Enough talking? Off you go then, download the plug-in (you’ll have to sign into TinEye first).
As always, if you have any comments, questions or even more suggestions send’em on over to tineyefeedback[at]ideeinc.com.