- Well… TinEye was glad to be of service
- Sorting TinEye search results
This is not new but since I have seen a string of email queries about sorting TinEye results, here is a little how to. First of all: yes, you can sort TinEye results. TinEye sorts results by:
- best match
- worst match
- biggest image
- smallest image
By default, your results are sorted by ‘best match’. What that means is that TinEye will list the best match to your search query as the first result. These image search results could be duplicate images or images that have been very very slightly modified.
To see the most modified image compared to your original search image you would need to rank your search results by ‘worst match’.
However you can also sort by ‘biggest image’ and ‘smallest image’. To sort your search results select your desired option from the ‘Sort order’ pull-down list above your results on the left side of the page. TinEye will remember your selection for the duration of your session. Happy searching!
- Seeing more than double!
Derek has a great little article about TinEye and the future of image recognition driven search over at About the Image. Since the launch of TinEye I have been keeping an eye out for images that I constantly see being used in outreach and marketing campaigns and I have noticed quite a few Everywhere Girls. I am very tempted to start a TinEye tracker just for business women with glasses or a girl blowing a dandelion used in the world of advertising. I am sure it would make for a few entertaining blog posts!
Derek’s article reminds me of Emily Steel’s article in the Wall Street Journal: When Marketers See Double.
TinEye is gaming changing, not only because it is a reverse image search engine: ie you give it an image as a search input to start your image search, but because it is the first search engine to allow you to actually see how an image is being used. It drives home the notion of image accountability and integrity.
[to be continued]
- Google + colour searching
Well it is about time that the Google folks mimicked the Canadian search giants – yes, that’s us! Google introduced colour search to image searching. Nice. Of course it will be awesome! Still no multicolour on Google but you can try a simple hack to get the poor man’s multicolour on Google: search for a colour using a keyword (for example blue sky) and pick a different colour from the drop down. Voila! No great image search results but hey it is a start…
Now if you want the play with the real deal in multicolour searching head over to the Idée lab!
Love how a blog post on LifeHacker about Google’s colour search moves into a full discussion of Idée’s technologies namely: TinEye and Multicolor search. Fun times in the Ideeplex!
- America’s digital goddess reviews TinEye
- How to find your avatar twin
David Sarokin has a pretty fun post on eHow about how to find your twin avatar. He of course uses TinEye for avatar identification. I headed over to Avatarist and did some of my own avatar searches: and here you have it:
Time to go and checkout where your friends’ avatars are hanging out!