TagImage search engine

Did someone say 10 billion? Yes, we did!

TinEye fans, we hope that you wrap up your week with as much excitement as we have here in the TinEye HQ! We’ve reached 10 billion images and are gearing up for the next 10 billion. And thanks for joining us in this awesome adventure.
Happy searching and have an awesome weekend!

MulticolorEngine: color search with tags

TinEye color search fans rejoice! One of the most requested feature for our TinEye color search lab is the ability to not only search by color but also refine searches by using tags. And that’s what you are going to be able to do as of now: our new color search lab incorporates tags. You can now search 20 million creative commons images using both colors and tags.

Open TinEye! And other stuff…

Well folks we’ve heard you loud and clear: “We don’t want to log in to use TinEye“. Good news! TinEye is now open for anyone and everyone to use, without the need to log in or register. Our registered friends – and there are almost 200,000 of you – however, will enjoy some great perks.
And there have been some other changes too!

Will the real Obama Hope photograph stand up?

I am sure you are wondering what does image recognition have to do with Obama? Me too! A couple of days ago – this is super old news for the blogosphere! – James Danziger posted about how he spent months searching for the original photograph that Shepard Fairey used to create his Obama Hope image. I am sure you have all seen the Obama Hope work?

TinEye: now searching 900 million images!

That’s right folks, we just added another 200 million images to TinEye (give or take a few million).  Now you can search over 900,000,000 images in real time, comparing any image against our index of almost one billion images crawled from the web. What does this mean for you, TinEye searcher? More matches! Let’s try out a few example searches using the same images I used in an earlier...

Angry baby meets TinEye

Yes, everyone’s favourite irate infant has made it to the Idée blog. And what could be more amusing than the original shot of this cranky little fellow? Well let me tell you, that would be the TinEye embeddable “angry baby’ widget, showcasing the many creative edits folks have made to this belligerent baby’s photo. How did we do it? We used TinEye to locate copies of the image from all...

ars technica reviews TinEye

Jacqui Cheng from ars technica took TinEye for a spin and shared her thoughts on our image search engine, saying: Our opinion of the site transformed from skeptical to impressed as we used it more and more. It’s obviously not meant for casual web browsing or finding out what that crazy animal you saw on the side of the road is. However, if you are trying to keep track of how your creations...

Just the FAQs please

Who knew a FAQ could be so convincing? One of the great deviantART folks, posted a review of TinEye today. My favourite part? At first glance the service by new image search engine TinEye seems to be a great way of seeing if there are multiples of any image on the web. After looking at their FAQ I decided I liked it a lot more. Nice to hear that our TinEye FAQ rocks! We have tried to answer most...

Have image, will TinEye

Glen, an art director and and graphic designer, sent us this cool search and said “this image shows the various steps and elements used in a tutorial.” What a great search. TinEye is a handy tool that can help you to learn more about how an image was created, whether it was photoshopped and perhaps even locate some additional background information on the image. Your results will...