- Remember sorting preferences
Whether you’re logged in our out, and even if you’ve totally shut down your browser, TinEye will remember your last sorting preference. For example, if you searched for the biggest version of an image the last time you used TinEye, you will get the biggest results first the next time you use TinEye.
Enjoy, and happy searching!
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- TinEye down for maintenance
TinEye will be taken offline for a few days for some server maintenance and a little catnap (he gets cranky without his yearly nap)!
We plan to have everything up and running again by Tuesday June 22nd or earlier if possible.
Thanks for your patience, folks!
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- 41 million new images added to TinEye!
We’re really excited about this latest batch of images, because it officially puts us past the 1.5 billion image mark. w00t!
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- TinEye language translation
We are happy to announce that the TinEye translation project is now officially underway!
We are asking our multilingual TinEye fans to help us translate TinEye into various languages, section by section.
What does this mean and how will it work? Good questions.
Our first goal is to translate our FAQ page into several different languages. If you are fluent in another language and would like to volunteer with this translation, here is what you can do:
- Click any of the links below to open one of our translation forms. Each form contains questions from a particular section of our FAQ page.
- Translate as much or as little as you wish on each form!
- If you would like your translation credited to you, please don’t forget to provide a name and link where indicated.
As we receive submissions, we will select the most appropriate translations and use them to update TinEye.
We are accepting translations into all languages, but we will be translating the TinEye FAQ page into French to begin with.
…Oh and this is probably obvious, but please don’t provide any Google translations. We can do that ourselves, and it wouldn’t be pretty ;)
FAQ Translation Forms:
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- Unveiling our TinEye redesign
Hello folks! If you haven’t noticed, things are looking quite different over at TinEye. We have been working on the redesign with the great folks over at silverorange, and we’re sure they’re just as excited about the launch as we are!
Aside from a whole new look, the navigation and layout of the site has changed. And of course there is the addition of our new mascot! This robot-on-wheel will need a name soon… do I smell a contest?
Back to business. What exactly has changed? Well…
We’ve prettied-up the way results are displayed
The sort order is now clearly visible on the left side of your results, along with some easy ways to share your results with others. For image matches that appear on multiple domains, we’ve added a little orange count in the corner of the image thumbnail.
We’ve made it possible to share individual match results
Unlike the ‘Share Results’ column on the left side of the page which shares your entire set of search results, clicking ‘Link’ under an individual image match will allow you to view and share just that image match (anyone you share with will have the option to see the full set of results, as well). You have asked and we have delivered!
We remember what you were looking for
A small but important update! Now when you look for a web image, TinEye links back to that image in your search results so you don’t have to keep another browser window/tab open.
We’ve introduced badges
Share the love! Embed one of our cool new badges on your website and help get the word out about TinEye.
We’ve introduced content partner images
If you haven’t heard already, TinEye is officially accepting image submissions from online contributors. We have added a form to contact us if you manage a large online image collection and would like to submit them to the TinEye index. We have already indexed iStockphoto, Photoshelter and Clustershot and we have some further announcements to make very shortly.
We have also started identifying our various content partners in your search results. This makes it even easier to attribute the original author or source of an image. Just click on the URL in the ‘TinEye Contributor’ box to get to the official page for that image on our contributors’ website.
There’s plenty more to see on our new website, so do hop on over and have a look. Better yet, say hi and tell us what you think, or drop by our Facebook page. In the meantime, we are going back to work on the next update!
- TinEye: new TinEye website release coming soon
While working on our next TinEye website release our product manager is losing her head!
- TinEye index now over 1.4 billion images
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- TinEye index
- TinEye now accepting image collection submissions
TinEye has just one goal in life: To connect images and information. Whether that means finding the original author of an image, finding out where an image has been used on the web, or finding out more information about an image in general, TinEye wants to help you find the information you’re looking for. And the bigger our database of images, the better!
We have been crawling the web relentlessly over the past several months. In October ’09 we grew by 21.5 million images. In November we grew by 22.5 million images. In December we leaped up another 65 million images. And in January alone we’ve added 44 million images and the month is not over yet!
In addition to our regular web crawling, we have started adding entire specialized image collections. Last week we announced the addition of the iStockphoto and Photoshelter stock photo collections to TinEye. Why? Because we want to make it easy to attribute any stock image to its original author, and facilitate sales. And we plan to add new and different specialized image collections over the coming weeks and months. Maybe even yours?
So… calling all companies dealing with large image collections on the web! TinEye is officially accepting your image collection submissions. Here are some of the things we are looking for:
- Stock and editorial photography collections
- Art and illustration collections
- Product image indexes and catalogs
- Archival or historical image collections
- You tell us!
If you are an image provider or deal with large image collections as a part of your business–and if you want more people connecting with your images–then we want to hear from you! Preference will be given to collections containing over 1 million images, and to companies with an existing image management and delivery procedure.
To add your image collection to TinEye, please contact us. Help us connect your images to you!
- Photoshelter partners with TinEye
And that’s why the TinEye team is excited to announce our partnership with the good folks over at Photoshelter, a leader in portfolio websites, photo sales and archiving tools for photographers.
In a couple of weeks, we’ll be adding the entire Photoshelter image collection to the TinEye search index, making it easy for TinEyers to find Photoshelter photographers as well as identify them as the original author of an image. Plus we’ll be keeping up to date by adding any new Photoshelter images to the TinEye index as they are introduced. Pretty neat, eh?
Check out Photoshelter’s TinEye announcement on their website, and stay tuned to TinEye for some lovely Photoshelter images coming soon!
Update: Check out Photoshelter’s recent blog post, explaining the partnership in more detail.