- Chrome features the TinEye extension
Yes, we love our Chrome users and they love us. The extension works similarly to the other TinEye plugins and bookmarklets for Firefox and IE. Just click the TinEye button on your Chrome toolbar, select which image on the page you want to search for, and presto you’re done!
Of course once Chrome supports right-click functionality we’ll be rolling out an update for that, too!
Check out our quick tutorial video below, or mosey on over to Chrome extensions and get the *featured* TinEye extension now!
- Rock your Firefox with our TinEye add-on
Mozilla just launched Rock Your Firefox which is their campaign to feature Firefox Add-ons. Not surprising since Mozilla pioneered the personalized Web browser with Firefox Add-ons. And our TinEye Firefox Add-On has just been featured!
Keep an eye on Rock Your Firefox as the site will feature reviews, feedback, and insights from people around the Web who are using Firefox Add-ons to make their online experience better. And you may find one or two Firefox add-ons that will transform your browsing life!
- Recap: TinEye plugins make image search easier
TinEye browser extensions make searching for image-use faster and easier! Our newest extension for Chrome was unveiled earlier this month on the Chrome Extensions site. Once installed, just click on the TinEye button on your Chrome toolbar, and the extension looks through the page you’re on for all images. Click on the image you want, and voila! TinEye whirls into action.
Our Chrome extension follows the brilliant success of the TinEye Firefox add-on. Over 500,000 downloads and growing, the plugin adds a right-click menu item to allow you to search any image on the net against TinEye’s index. Maximum PC chose TinEye as their Firefox add-on of the week!
Of course, let’s not forget our bookmarklets for iPhone, Blackberry and smartphone junkies. Once you select the TinEye images bookmarklet, all the images on the page you were just viewing will be collected and sent to TinEye. To search for an image, just select the one you want and view the results.
- The TinEye Chrome extension is here!
You asked for it, and we are happy to deliver. The TinEye extension for Chrome is now live, and ready to make your searching a little easier.
Instructions for installing the extension can be found on our plugins page, or you can just jump right over to the Chrome Extensions site and click ‘Install’. It’s that easy! While you’re there, be sure to check out our how-to video on YouTube (or watch it below).
This extension works for Windows and Linux. Once Chrome supports it, a Mac version will be coming soon. Also, Chrome currently does not support right-clicking so the present extension behaves similar to our TinEye bookmarklet (but much nicer!). We’ll be updating the functionality once right-clicking is made available.
- Who created that image? TinEye adds the iStockphoto and Photoshelter collections.
We are happy to announce that TinEye our reverse image search engine has grown its index again adding over 32 million images including the entire iStockphoto and Photoshelter image collections. This is great news for photographers, image buyers and anyone interested in copyright compliance and attribution.
Today the TinEye index sits at just over 1.2 billion images – yes, that’s billion not million – 1,267,565,027 to be exact. As we grow we have been looking at how to answer just one question:
- who created that image?
Why is this important? Simple: Attribution. Creators want to establish authorship of their work and also know where their images are used. TinEye facilitates both.
As TinEye’s index grew, TinEye became the defacto image registry. Every day TinEye answers the “who created that image” question and connects images to their source. TinEye does this without keywords or metadata. Simply use an image to find an image. This is what we like to call the beginning of the attribution movement.
To start we are adding the world’s stock photography images to TinEye to connect all images available for licensing to their creator and distributor. And that’s just the beginning.
Every day TinEye helps image authors by:
- linking images to the original author – this is about attribution
- allowing image buyers to find the proper distributor of an image to purchase it
- showing how and where images are being used on the web
- protecting against image theft
Maybe you are a designer and you’d like to purchase an image for a project and you have a thumbnail or comp image but you’re not sure where it came from. Maybe you’re in love with a certain awesome image and would like to see the author’s other work. Maybe you want to see who else on the web is using an image… maybe you’re the image author. It does not matter: TinEye connects the dots for you.
At TinEye, we want to index every image in the world to help you find what you are looking for. iStockphoto and Photoshelter are a pretty awesome step towards that but it does not stop there. We will be adding a series of stock photography collections in the coming weeks so please stay tuned. If you are interested in having your image collection added to TinEye, get in touch.