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What features would you like to see in TinEye?

Howdy folks! We are furiously working on the next stage of development for TinEye which will include all sorts of wonderful things:

  • Automated image monitoring and image alerts
  • User-submitted contributions to the TinEye image database
  • A bigger and better index as always

But besides these gems, what would you like to see?

Please answer in the comments–speak and be heard!

Image by Hans_van_Rijnberk

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Flickr – Free For All, Or Not? | "And The Word Is….." August 18, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Well, do you think you now have the resources to allow the detection of rotated images to go live on the site? I know you have it ;) That’d be a great addition to an already awesome service.

Waldir July 21, 2010 at 11:57 am

How about the ability for users to assign tags to images? It would be great to be able to send TinEye an image and get a list of relevant tags returned.

Jon July 21, 2010 at 1:16 pm

index images as they’re searched for. (as in the image I want similar images of.

Gible Fog July 21, 2010 at 4:35 pm

A browser plugin to assist with indexing – distributed indexing!

Gible Fog July 21, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Well, there are many many interesting posibilities for TinEye – in terms of technical features and marketing opportunities as well. I have to say, I am quite impressed even now, and I am looking forward to see what are you up to in the near future ;)

Johny July 21, 2010 at 7:47 pm

The ability to filter/search results by domain to be extremely useful.

Nicolas July 21, 2010 at 9:56 pm

Show results in a grid layout, so that you actually use the whole of the page and can see many results at a glance. (The current output manages to show just 2 results on a large screen – with huge amounts of scrolling required to get at any more).

w July 22, 2010 at 2:47 am

Being able to search photos by metadata would be of great use. For instance, I tag all my photos with my company name in the metadata information. Being able to ask TinEye to search all the photos in the database for a specific metadata tag would be a welcome addition. This of course would require that the original metadata was kept in place when the photo was obtained/used, which would not be the case for those that are screen captured, but it would at least be another quick method for scanning the database for my photos which may have been stolen.

Fernando July 22, 2010 at 10:53 am

Why can’t we just submit URL of website we want TinEye to crawl?

Like how we submit URL to Google, Bing, Yahoo!.

Or is there a backlog of images still NOT indexed?

Obsolete July 23, 2010 at 8:30 am

TinEye is really Great!!

But it would be great if there is an additional filter on the results, to show a specific website pictures, like “gettyimages” or whatever…

Especially for the popular images that have alot of results…

kinda July 25, 2010 at 10:05 am

It would be great to watch a Flickr account and see if pictures are used elsewhere

Nohant July 25, 2010 at 5:52 pm

Put the http://alipr.com “brain” in the head of the Tineye “monster”… and we will see interesting things happen :)

MUHAHAHAHA !!!

Hey, I’m serious !

Dr Frankenstein July 25, 2010 at 11:30 pm

Two suggestions:

1. Checkbox [x] to mark results as “seen”. Such marked results should be greyed out in the result list of a further search for the same image

2. Checkbox [x] to mark false positive results, that means in case a result shows a different image.

Raymond July 28, 2010 at 11:02 am

- Some way to report an image result as 404, for instances where the picture (or sometimes the entire site!) has been removed. Though some result pages might still have information that’s relevant to finding the picture’s source.
– A “date cached” line. Results from blogs or similar sites have a tendency to get buried under newer content, and listing the date on which TinEye found the image there would be very useful for determining how far back to search.

And on a related note, the “Biggest Image” sort method hasn’t been working correctly ever since you added the Preferences menu.

Leon August 02, 2010 at 5:27 pm

A desktop application, ideally a picture manager/viewer that can easily search for dupes online from your local pictures, and could batch-search for duplicates online, likie if youre looking to replace all your collection of pictures with the highest quality ones available online without hunting for those individually for years. A way to batch-search and batch-LIST results would be something definitely worth paying for that is found in none of today’s apps.

And rather than user-submitted repositories to send spiders to, Id love to see at goddamn long last danboorus indexed. Danbooru-style imageboards ae huge repositories of pictures, typically archiving the highest quality versions available online. Why random scouring seems preferred rather than crawl these enormous picture collections, logic fails to explain.

Reed August 10, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Oh, and:

– animated gif support.

– filtering results by details (like filetype, and/or color depth)

– result clustering (sio as to subsort the main result filtering possibilities of size/match/mostchanged) for EXACT matches (same resolution, filesize, creation/modification date… Meaning the exact same file and quality, at least visually.

– since picture details are already available on idealabs’s side, have result pages display and allow to limit result display to file of a certain resolution, or by generic small/medium/large/very large possibility, like on google images.

– user-executed facial tagging, with maybe some level of integration with facebook/picasa web albums (not limited or specific to human faces, like anime characters). If no deal with those, pretty much user-generated note assigning to a picture’s internal cluster (like to assign notes to not a specific picture, but the whole cluster of similar-looking pics). Some way in result pages to see notes assigned to clusters.

Reed August 10, 2010 at 6:16 pm

Great site. :) I would really like a language filter option, so that I could search for a picture with metadata for/in a specific language, or the country of origin of the picture. I work as a translator, and in those cases I’m at a loss for what something is called in Swedish, it would be very useful to be able to get to a Swedish website that contains the same picture of a gadget I know the English term for. THat web site would then hopefully contain that information, and I wouldn’t have to figure out smart googles to get there.

John August 30, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Would it be possible to make a program that could search through a folder to find image matches? For example I have loads of wallpapers on a loop on my computer, but it bugs me that there’s probably some duplicates in there.

Alex April 19, 2011 at 4:36 pm

TinEye is a fantastic tool however I would agree that a color depth tool would be helpful. I frequently search for images that have been converted to B&W and would like to find the ‘original’ color images. Other times TinEye won’t recognize a match because the color depth is off from the submitted original.

Stephen September 12, 2011 at 10:28 am

I really think TinEye should do the extra mile in image attribution without making the user dig for the info. I described my idea on this blog post: What TinEye should do to survive.

Federico July 19, 2012 at 8:08 pm