- TinEye commercial accounts… the really-super-easy way
A while back we introduced a commercial version of TinEye: a paid search alternative for professional, commercial or high-volume users. While the free version of TinEye only allows you to do a limited number of searches per day and is for non commercial use only, the commercial version of TinEye allows you to purchase as many searches as you like–for commercial or non-commercial use.
We initially launched the commercial version of TinEye as an API only. Using it required integrating the TinEye API with your web service or application. However what our users may not know is that we also provide a user-friendly interface for commercial accounts.
This means that you can create a commercial TinEye account and use it to search for images in the same way that you are used to doing at tineye.com. Upload an image, or cut and paste a URL. There is even a separate browser plugin for commercial accounts so that you can right-click on any web image to search for it.
So let’s get started! Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to get you or your company set up with a TinEye commercial account and start searching… the easy way.
Go to the TinEye commercial website. This is different than the regular TinEye website, and all of the commercial activities are completed there, including searching and checking your account.
Click the Sign up tab to sign up for a commercial account. Fill in all of your details, and if you are using TinEye commercially, don’t forget to provide the URL for your company website. You will receive an email verification as soon as you’re done.
Check your email for a message from TinEye and click the verification link! You will be asked to log in with the email and password that you just used to sign up.
Once you’re logged in, you’ll find yourself on the Welcome page. Don’t click away yet! There’s some good-to-know stuff here to help get you started. You can get back to this page from wherever you are on the site by going to About > Welcome (but you need to be logged in!).
Before you can start searching, you need to buy a search bundle (you need to be logged in to actually buy a search bundle, but you can see the pricing even if you’re not). Transactions are handled via PayPal or credit cards; as soon as you’re done you’ll be directed back to your account summary page on our site, which will show what you just purchased.
You’re all set! Click on the Search tab to get started. Then simply search the way you would normally do on tineye.com. Upload an image from your local drive to search for it, or point to a web image or web page by pasting the URL.
To make searching even easier, get the browser plugin for TinEye commercial accounts. It lets you right-click on any web image to search for it (currently available for the Firefox and Chrome browsers only). To install, go to the Search page and select the API plugin for your browser. Remember you can only see this page when you are logged into your TinEye Commercial API account!
Note: The browser plugins for the regular version of TinEye found at tineye.com/plugin will not work with your TinEye API account. You must install the commercial version to perform searches that will work with your prepaid search bundle.
And that’s it folks, happy searching!
- Who created this image
Which led to:
- TinEye is magic!
Yes, magic. That’s what is powering TinEye. Caffeine and fans are powering our little team to accomplish insanely great things in search. Oh yeah! and that’s all I am going to say. But it is nice to see TinEye trending and making it to Numero Uno on Reddit. We love Reddit you know. oh I am so framing this thread!
In case you wanted to help us: we love coffee, and postcards from the world over. Mail to 223 Queen Street East. Toronto. Canada M5A1S2. Have a great weekend TinEye fans!
- Mon Dieu St Hubert!
- CP24 NEWS Y U NO CHECK PHOTO SOURCE!
Hat tip to our TinEye fan @adamgoucher for this little gem:
The little article he is referring to is the article that CP24 News in Toronto released this morning about thunderstorms and hail warning for our city: Toronto. Turns out the “lightning seen in this file photo” is well, lightning allright but not anywhere close to Toronto, not even Canada! ooops! That photo title should read “Night thunderstorm in Kiev” from stock.xchng. TinEye strikes again?
- TinEye to the rescue!
“I found a picture while searching for faeries one night and I saw one that was beyond perfect for the cover for my novel, which is being released this spring. I used Google Goggles and searched everywhere … high and low … but TinEye helped me find it on deviantart in about fifteen minutes, following links from the main one.
Now I have contacted the artist and am just waiting to hear from her [...].
Eden: thanks for sharing! If you are a TinEye fan and would like to share your TinEye search story with us, get in touch!
From Mixed Media Bag:
It’s 2011 and I don’t have a real robot or flying car nor have I been to outer space, but it’s still the little things that technology does to simplify random processes that wows me.
We are humbled!
- TinEye the movie quiz killer?
Vagebond from the Netherlands writes:
Because of all of the recent commotion about reverse image search tools like TinEye – but mainly just for the fun of it – I created a new type of quiz that is TinEye proof no doubt. It’s not harder or easier than our regular episodes of MovieQuiz, just ‘different’.
And what Vagebond means is that he prepared a special Movie Quiz, with published clues but no images!
I for one could not name a single one of the movies! Happy searching.
Good work Vagebond!
- Photography as theater
We love hearing from our TinEye fans because that’swhat keeps us going every day and that’s how we discover awesome photography. For example: the work of Roberto Kusterle. Here is Sophie’s story:
I had adored this following image for ages, and had no idea of the source.
All I knew, was that it was surreal photography and possibly one of my favorite images ever, but I did not know anything else about it…Until I searched for it in TinEye!
I then found a copy of this image with a name in foreign letters. I search this in google, and found a few stunningly beautiful images that lead me to find the artist’s name in a readable form to me: Roberto Kusterle. I found his site and am enamored with every photograph he has ever created.
Endless thanks to TinEye!
Thank you Sophie for sharing your story with us. We are now insane about Roberto Kusterle’s work! Have you seen his angel (I want wings, why can’t we all have wings?) and Il Bambino e il suo bosco?
- Is the TinEye index weird?
I can’t stop being surprised at what is in the TinEye index but hey if it helps out AskReddit then that’s just awesome!