- TinEye Opera Extension
Opera fans rejoice! The official TinEye Opera extension is here. So go ahead, download it, give us your feedback and keep your reviews coming. Would love to see this TinEye extension get as featured as the FireFox TinEye extension! Opera fans: go download your extension now!
HOW TO USE THIS EXTENSION
To use the extension, simply click the TinEye ‘T’ icon in your Opera toolbar. Select the image that you would like to search from the popup window. Results are displayed for you at tineye.com.
To set extension preferences go to Extensions > Manage Extensions in the Opera menu bar. Locate ‘TinEye Reverse Image search’ in the extensions list and click on the wrench icon > Preferences. From here you can:
* Set sort order preference
* Open searches in background or foreground tab
We are always listening, so drop us an email with any feedback, requests, kudos or send us cookies! And by the way, Opera still does not support right click searching and we know how much all our fans want it for their Opera plugin. We are waiting for the next release to see if it supports it. Thanks for giving the TinEye plugin a twirl!
You can check out all our other plugins as well. Perhaps you use more than one browser?
- TinEye IE addon
We have updated our TinEye Internet Exporer addon. Our TinEye IE addon already gave our IE users snappy single click searching so what improvements did we make? Well, bug fixes that were bothering our TinEye fans! We:
- Fixed a bug where the plugin sometimes failed to work for images from a Google image search in IE8
- Added better handling of background images
- Fixed a bug where our plugin failed to work when searching off a TinEye search result image
This TinEye IE addon is compatible with IE9 as well.
- TinEye Firefox Add-on Update
TinEye fans: we have a little update for our TinEye Firefox Add-on. We have added the ability to search for images on your own computer (i.e. file:// URLs) and for images on secure websites (i.e. https:// URLs). Our TinEye add-on now sends the raw image data when the image URL starts with file:// or https://.
This means that you will be able to search for images you encounter when you are on a secure site that requires a login. Instead of saving the image to your hard drive and submitting it to TinEye, you will now simply be able to right click the image to search.
Happy searching. And happy attribution by TinEye. And as always, let us know your feedback.
- TinEye Chrome Extension
Hey TinEye fans and Chrome users. Many of you have asked why when installing our TinEye Chrome Extension, a popup warns you that our extension can access “Your data on all websites” and “Your browsing history”. What? Does this mean that TinEye is keeping track of all the webpages you visit?
Well no, TinEye does not, and never will. It is simply that our TinEye extension needs access to the page you are browsing in order for TinEye to be able to add a context menu to perform a TinEye search. Basically, in order to access the image’s URL, our TinEye extension needs to be able to read the page your browser is on. The warning is simply Google’s way of being cautious and letting you know what an extension could access. There is no way for TinEye to add an image context menu without having this warning appear. Drop by the Google Support forum for all the nitty gritty details http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=30636989775092ba&hl=en
Ok, this explains the “data on all websites” warning, but what about my browsing history? Why do you need to access that? Well, as it turns out, to be able to open your TinEye results in a new tab, our TinEye extension needs to access your browser’s history! Again this is just the way such extensions work in Chrome and not an attempt on TinEye’s part to access any of your data.
So happy and safe searching!
- TinEye Chrome extension: Right-click functionality is here!
Simply right-click an image to search using the Chrome extension.
This means that instead of clicking the TinEye button in your Chrome toolbar to select a web image to be searched, you can simply right-click on any web image and select “Search Image on TinEye” from Chrome’s new right-click context menu.
UPDATE: If you would like the old version of the Chrome extension which uses the toolbar button and popup window, you can get that, too.
- TinEye Firefox: 1 Million Downloads
Wowowow! Thank you to everyone who has downloaded our little Firefox extension… we hope it has made your lives easier, and maybe even a bit more fun!
For those who don’t know, the TinEye extension for Firefox (featured by Rock Your Firefox) adds a right-click menu items that lets you search for images as you browse the web. We also have extensions for Chrome, Safari and IE. Check them out!
One million downloads… this calls for a celebration…
- Apple and Google feature TinEye extensions
Happy searching, everyone!
- Google features TinEye extension for Chrome
We have extension fever here at TinEye HQ, and apparently it’s catching.
Last week, the Google Blog included TinEye in their list of favourite Chrome extensions as chosen by the Chrome team themselves. And with over 30,000 downloads, TinEye has also been selected as featured Chrome extension!
We are also excited to see that the TinEye Firefox add-on has over 845,000 downloads. Can’t wait to see that number grow to one million!
If you haven’t yet installed the TinEye extension for Chrome, Firefox, Safari or IE, head over to our goodies page and take your pick. Happy searching!
- Extension preferences here for Firefox and Chrome
The new extension preferences allow you to:
- Show/hide TinEye icon in context menu (Firefox only)
- Set sort order preference as best match, most changed biggest image or last used*
- Open searches in background, foreground or current tab
TinEye extension preferences are easy to set!
In Firefox, go to Tools>Add-ons in the Firefox menu bar. Locate ‘TinEye Reverese Image search’ in the Add-ons window list and click the ‘Options’ button.
In Chrome, go to Tools>Extensions in the Chrome menu bar. Locate ‘TinEye Reverese Image search’ in the extensions list and click the ‘Options’ link.
We hope you enjoy! <3
* The sort order set in your extension preferences will take precedence over your browser’s last remembered sort order.
- Safari extension is here!
The TinEye extension is now available for Safari, allowing you to conveniently search for any web image straight from your browser.
Once installed, simply right-click on any web image and select either “Search Image on TinEye” or “Search Page on TinEye”. Results are displayed for you at tineye.com
We are also introducing preferences to our family of extensions, starting with Safari. Preferences allow you to:
- Set the default sort order for your search results
- Open searches in background, foreground or current tab
Firefox, Chrome and IE users: Don’t worry! Preferences are coming for you soon (keep an eye on our updates page).
Safari users: Get the new TinEye extension while it’s hot!