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!
While we are waiting for snow here in the big white North – we have been busy adding images to the TinEye index. We just added 33,324,483 million new images bringing our total TinEye image index to 2,067,849,651.
In the meantime, still no snow. Contrary to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro as seen in this NASA photograph.
and TinEye helps with that! A cute ABC segment featuring a number of services used in today’s modern world of dating. Everyone is TinEye-ing everyone else!
But if you are looking at improving your dating life best to head to Lifehacker and read Adam Dachis’ latest blog!
oh @99designs you are so funny! One of our TinEye fans mentioned that a design being considered for a 99Designs contest used our TinEye mascot, and dropping by the 99Designs contest page here is what we see:
Now: does that little robot look familiar to you? Reminds me of… let me guess… the TinEye Robot!
We are really excited that this @99designs designer was so inspired by our TinEye robot: I mean our robot is awesome and we get that but for @99designs not to remove the design from the contest? That’s just insane. Here is the @99designs response we received once the design was reported:
The infringing design has now been taken down by @99designs.
It has been a busy week at the TinEye HQ: have you seen our latest release? The TinEye Imagemaps! Go ahead and get your images index, we are currently giving priority to large stock photography and creative commons archives but we appreciate your feedback, so give it a try. We added 12 million images to the TinEye index today and also updated the TinEye Android release. This TinEye Android release 1.2 includes a bug fix for the Samsung Galaxy S. Happy Friday TinEye fans!
As our TinEye fans know: our TinEye index grew beyond 2 billion images as of a couple of weeks ago. Now it is time for us to focus on going beyond just crawling to grow our index, by involving you (our content partners) and adding your image collections to the TinEye index.
A goal of TinEye is to help you find the author of an image, where it came from, where it is being used, where you can find additional images from the same author, where you can license the image or any information that you will find useful about your search image. So being able to grow our TinEye index by accepting contributor imagemaps will get us closer to this goal.
We are also working on having contributor images shown at the top of TinEye result pages. This makes it much easier for our users to identify important sources for the images they are looking for.
Today we are introducing the TinEye imagemap. This is a beta release.
What is a TinEye Imagemap?
It is a file that a site’s webmaster creates to tell TinEye’s crawlers exactly where to find all the images on the site.
Today, image collections from iStockphoto, Getty Images, Photoshelter, Masterfile, F1 online, wikipedia and more have been included in the 2 billion TinEye image index. If you own or manage an image centric website, we would like to add your images as well. Become familiar with our TinEye imagemap requirements and complete the imagemap submission form for consideration.
Please note that for the duration of our TinEye imagemap beta, submission priority will be given to:
- stock photography and editorial image collections
- art and illustration collections available for licensing
- archival and historical image collections
- creative commons image collections
As this is a beta release, we appreciate your comments, questions and suggestions. Happy searching!
And no, we have not forgotten about all of our TinEye fans: once we get more feedback with this beta release of our imagemaps, we will start accepting your imagemap submissions and not just stock photography and large image collections.