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How to use TinEye to search for an image online

To search by image, you use a reverse image search engine. TinEye is the original reverse image search engine, using image recognition with a growing index of billions of images. You can use TinEye to find out where an image came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or to find a higher resolution version. Let’s learn to do a reverse image search with TinEye!

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?

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...

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...

TinEye, data miner

Happy Thursday, friends. Today’s TinEye tip includes a cool search submitted by Larry. What if someone has sent you an image, maybe via email, maybe they shared it on Facebook or ffffound. You love it and would like to use it as a screen saver, or perhaps in a blog post. The problem? Your friend can’t remember where he got it and there are no details about the original photographer...

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...

Nameless burger joint found!

Last month I was visiting a friend in New York who took me to this great, albeit hard to find, burger joint hidden away on the ground floor of a swanky Manhattan hotel. It was tiny, lively and tasty and I was trying to remember its name so I could tell another friend about it, but I couldn’t. In fact, I’m not sure it even has a name. I never saw a menu because all they sell is burgers...

Piet Mondrian, TinEye and our fans

Our beta image search engine, TinEye, has been adopted by folks from across the photography sphere. On Flickr, deviantART, Digital Photography Review and so many other forums we’re hearing great stories about how you are using TinEye and what you think of our search engine. And not to forget our blogger friends! We read all your posts, your first impressions, your image discoveries (check...