We have been hard at work on a number of TinEye feature we will be releasing in the coming weeks and months – never a dull moment at TinEye HQ!
Today we are rolling out our TinEye Contributor feature: if an image you search for is a match with an image which was contributed to the TinEye index, it will be displayed at the top of the search results.
If there are multiple contributor matches, the sort order of the contributor images will be the same as your selected search order for TinEye. So if, for example, you have selected the Best Match sort order, all the contributors images will be sorted Best Match first.
And when there is more than one contributor image match – as in the case below – the contributor image matches are group and will need to be expanded.
Why is this sort order important? Because it will:
- help you find out if the image you are searching for is a stock photo (available for licensing for example)
- put a creators details at your fingertip
- facilitate attribution (did you know that Obama’s picture above was shot by Keith Bedford and that his coverage of Obama’s campaign was AWESOME?)
We are continuing to add images to the TinEye index by crawling and accepting large image submissions. If you are interested in having your image collection included in the TinEye index, then you need to learn about our TinEye Imagemap requirements. We would love to hear from you hi (at) tineye.com
So happy searching fans!
over 9 million images added to the TinEye index bringing the TinEye index to over 2.1 billion images. Happy searching!
good spotting @I’d Eat It!
At the TinEye HQ we love Photoshelter’s CEO photography rant, we love it so much that we want everyone to read it, share it, print it on a giant poster and display it on Time Square. Seriously. Best photo rant ever!
Don’t we all love photography? The answer is no. There is a percentage of photographers who hate photography. They do not appreciate photography. They do not consume photography. They don’t look at photo books or photo magazines. They hate the guy with the iPhone taking Instagram shots. They hate the guy who just bought the D4 because they don’t have one. They hate people using digital because film is what real artists use. They hate photographers who embrace social media because images should stand on their own. They hate Getty, Corbis, the AP, day rates, photo editors, assistants, rental houses, camera stores, point-and-shoots, iPads, zoom lenses, padded camera straps, wheeled suitcases, younger photographers, older photographers. The photo of so-and-so on the cover of whatever it’s called sucks. That guy copied the other guy, he sucks. Terry Richardson sucks. Chuck Close sucks. Vincent Laforet hasn’t taken a still in 17 years. Kodak hasn’t been managed well since the 70s. Blah, blah, blah.
Allen Murabayashi shows you how and why to love photography. For real.
If you are a TinEye fan and have registered to use TinEye (registration is free and comes with benefits – so what are you waiting for?) you have likely noticed the History feature. This feature keeps track of all the previous searches you complete on TinEye. Pretty handy if you are searching for specific images or need to search for the same image more than once. The TinEye History feature is meant to help with that.
We realized that we never mentioned the fact that the TinEye History feature will only keep track of the searches you have completed in the past 365 days. Any searches performed over 365 days are of course not available. So keep that in mind.
And as always, any searches performed while not registered are not stored. Let us know how you are using the TinEye History feature and if there is anything else you would like to see done with the feature. Of course keeping track of searches performed over 365 days is probably something fans would like but what else?
And happy searching as we added close to 7 million images to the TinEye index.
[Photograph: (c) Jenn and Tony Bot]
Art Science Camp is an unconference organized co-presented by Hart House and Subtle Technologies. Every year Subtle Technologies in Toronto brings us the very international Subtle Festival. For 15 years the Festival has been bringing people together to promote wonder, incite creativity and spark innovation across disciplines. The Subtle symposium, performances, workshops, screenings, exhibitions and networking sessions provide a forum to explore ideas and pose questions at the intersection of art, science and technology. I am sure you will want to attend next year’s festival! But in the meantime, join us for Art Science Camp.
So what is Art Science Camp: It is an Art, Science and Technology unconference. A two day conference which will pique your curiosity and broaden your interest by intertwining art, science and technology in a series of peer presentations.
Art Science Camp starts on Friday February 3rd, 2012 at 7 PM and gathers artists, scientists, students, engineers, architects, designers and geeks. The Friday evening party is the venue for collaboratively creating a program of events to take place the next day. Everyone is encouraged to bring a crazy idea, a work in progress, or a vital topic for discussion, and to organize a session around it. Anyone interested a presentation or a discussion can claim a presentation spot on the schedule.
Last year, the first Art Science Camp included presentations by:
Eric Boyd – wearable electronics designer, Toronto Hacklab leader
Dan Falk – Knight Science Journalism fellow, popular science author
Like last year, Art Science Camp is going to aim at bringing together people who would not normally have conversations with each other, and create a space for surprising and serendipitous connections.
The first Art Science Camp last year sold out, and this year it is about to sell out, so if you are interested in getting a ticket, don’t delay. Registration is open and we have close to 100 attendees already.
ArtScienceCamp is looking for sponsors to make this year’s unconference unforgettable. If you can land a hand, help with sponsorships, sponsor lunch, dinner or drinks, please get in touch. An awesome sponsorship which helps defray the cost of this volunteer event starts at $250.
- Art Science Camp (#artscicamp)
- Date: Friday February 3rd at 7 PM to – Saturday Feb 4th at 6 PM
- Location: University of Toronto, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle
- Registration: Open
- Cost: $10.00
- Available for sponsorship
[Photograph (c) Nasa Goddard Space Flight Center]
in English (loosely translated): For example, to find out if the photograph of the homeless person used by Marine Le Pen comes from a stock photo site, use TinEye. Advice that Marine Le Pen – president of the Front National (France) should have been aware of before launching her campaign. Thanks Alexandre Léchenet and Laurent Lucas.
Laurent Lucas is a journalist for “Le Grand Journal” at Canal+ but he is also a bit of a photo sleuth. He maintains a tumblr blog where he documents his sleuthing! He spotted that the homeless man taking center stage in the Front National pamphlet is neither homeless, nor French but rather a stock photo.
Update: 3:13 PM. All is back to normal. Happy searching!
11:50 AM Status
TinEye is experiencing intermittent problems today. We are aware of the issue and are working to resolve it. You can still search the TinEye index however you may encounter an occasional server error as we are dealing with server issues. Thanks for your patience. This will be fixed shortly.
We just added over close to 8 million images to the TinEye index bringing the TinEye index to 2,075,687,689. Happy searching TinEye fans!