- TinEye makes the headlines (again!)
Yesterday the National Post poked fun at the cover of the new City of Toronto “Fun Guide”. The image of a smiling family on the cover was photoshopped to replace the original man in the photo with someone else.
Compare the original image with the Fun Guide version by rolling your mouse over the image below.
- TinEye earns a star
- TinEye on the trail of the British National Party
I now know that I am not the only one who is TinEye-ing every single image I come across on the internet. I have become a TinEye addict. I am soon going to need to start a TinEye Anonymous group: Hello my name is Leila and I am addicted to TinEye! I bet I would be in great company. But on to the British National Party. Did you know that:
The UK Telegraph reports that pamphlets distributed by the far right party to 29 million homes ahead of this month’s European and council polls featured testimonies from five “typical Britons” giving their reasons for voting BNP. Turns out the BNP supporters were istockphoto images!
Keeping it real with TinEye!
- Seeing more than double!
Derek has a great little article about TinEye and the future of image recognition driven search over at About the Image. Since the launch of TinEye I have been keeping an eye out for images that I constantly see being used in outreach and marketing campaigns and I have noticed quite a few Everywhere Girls. I am very tempted to start a TinEye tracker just for business women with glasses or a girl blowing a dandelion used in the world of advertising. I am sure it would make for a few entertaining blog posts!
Derek’s article reminds me of Emily Steel’s article in the Wall Street Journal: When Marketers See Double.
TinEye is gaming changing, not only because it is a reverse image search engine: ie you give it an image as a search input to start your image search, but because it is the first search engine to allow you to actually see how an image is being used. It drives home the notion of image accountability and integrity.
[to be continued]
- America’s digital goddess reviews TinEye
- Smashing Apps
- TinEye is badass!
Well, that’s what they tell me. I love getting links to TinEye stories. This little reverse search engine is turning out to be quite useful. These little kudos, comments and links make me smile daily.
I guess I am easily pleased! :)
- TinEye makes PopWatch/Entertainment Weekly
TinEye makes website of the day over at PopWatch. Well thank you Entertainment Weekly! That’s awesome.
- TinEye in Israel
Is it 2009 already? How did that happen?
Happy to welcome you new year – but hey slow down a little, we need a bit of time to appreciate these first frigid months in Toronto. Don’t know about you folks but we are experiencing some crazy cold weather. Ah but we love it! We are Canadian after all and cold winters don’t scare us. Although when I see TinEye reviews in far far away countries I start to wonder about this whole Canadian winter thing! Anyway, TinEye is still traveling the world: yesterday in Israel he made the pages of Nana, Israel’s technology pages – and what a great little article.
You will have to find a friend who speaks Hebrew or try your luck with this Google translation- watch out for the gibberish factor! But thank you Nana for taking TinEye for a spin. It seems there is now an Everywhere Girl in Israel! Our North American Everywhere Girl almost took out the Idée blog last week when our blog post was featured on Reddit which resulted in humongous traffic (nothing like 40,000 people reading the blog post to make your day!). I have a whole series of new matches for the Everywhere Girl so stay posted for a new update.
- Vive la différence!
I never thought that I would see TinEye and Jacques Derrida mentioned in the same sentence. This is awesome! I still remember late night conversations about Derrida’s work… his books are still on my bookshelves but I have to admit that I have not pulled them out in years! Nonetheless Alejandro in Amsterdam has a little write up about TinEye and how TinEye is really an image search engine to spot the differences in images or photographs. Correct! TinEye spots the difference.
I need to bring up a couple of corrections to Alejandro’s post: TinEye has now indexed 901 million images and not 487 million images it also does not directly compete with text search engines such as Google, AltaVista or Yahoo. It is in a category of its own: the image search category using image identification (or recognition) technologies. Of course you can use Google, Yahoo or any other search engine to search for images but what TinEye really answers are two simple questions: where has an image appeared and how has it been used; and it does that using image recognition. TinEye does not replace keyword searching, it actually enhances it and is an additional search method that can yield better results than text searching because TinEye can index an image even when there are no keywords associated with the image or no keywords in the proximity of the image.
So back to work, because TinEye is not going to get better by itself!