- TinEye sleuthing & President Nicolas Sarkozy
André Gunthert’s visual exploration of President Nicolas Sarkozy images in the French press, particularly Le Nouvel Observateur. A fascinating series of observations. In French only. So this one is for all our French TinEye fans.
Original photograph and cover of Le Nouvel Observateur. Photograph by Jean-François Robert.
Photo manipulation to create the Nouvel Observateur cover.
And just for fun: some of the President’s image transformation unearthed by André Gunthert using TinEye:
- TinEye on CNN
Thanks for TinEye fans for pointing out that TinEye got some prime time air on CNN this week. For all the TinEye curious fans out there, here is the video clip:
- Photo authenticity in reporting
As TinEye scoops PEI news in the CBC reporting today I can’t help but think about the two blog posts that have been brewing in my head for a little while now:
- Authenticity of photographs in reporting (or editorial news) and
- Photo credits: and by photo credits I mean providing appropriate photo credits at all time.
So there will be soon a longer blog post about both, in the meantime enjoy the little gem that Peter Rukavina unearthed this morning! The photo credit should read iStockphoto and not CBC.
- Operation Komando!
Kim’s weekly three-hour call-in talk radio show is heard (via her own national radio network called WestStar) on over 450 stations. In addition, she does a Digital Minute radio feature five days a week; has written ten books about life in the digital age; sends out close to 7 million e-mail newsletters weekly; and authors a widely syndicated newspaper column, which also runs in USA Today.com.
- Photoshelter partners with TinEye
And that’s why the TinEye team is excited to announce our partnership with the good folks over at Photoshelter, a leader in portfolio websites, photo sales and archiving tools for photographers.
In a couple of weeks, we’ll be adding the entire Photoshelter image collection to the TinEye search index, making it easy for TinEyers to find Photoshelter photographers as well as identify them as the original author of an image. Plus we’ll be keeping up to date by adding any new Photoshelter images to the TinEye index as they are introduced. Pretty neat, eh?
Check out Photoshelter’s TinEye announcement on their website, and stay tuned to TinEye for some lovely Photoshelter images coming soon!
Update: Check out Photoshelter’s recent blog post, explaining the partnership in more detail.
- TinEye on CNN
TinEye, our reverse image search engine, ended up on CNN with Kyra Phillips. Lucky TinEye!
During this segment, CNN’s Kyra Phillips talks to virtual safety expert Christine Durst about protecting your family photos online. Have a listen:
Surprising what TinEye can unearth, like say an older photograph of Kyra Phillips being used on a Latin American online clinic website!
- TinEye makes the headlines (again!)
Yesterday the National Post poked fun at the cover of the new City of Toronto “Fun Guide”. The image of a smiling family on the cover was photoshopped to replace the original man in the photo with someone else.
Compare the original image with the Fun Guide version by rolling your mouse over the image below.
- TinEye earns a star
- TinEye on the trail of the British National Party
I now know that I am not the only one who is TinEye-ing every single image I come across on the internet. I have become a TinEye addict. I am soon going to need to start a TinEye Anonymous group: Hello my name is Leila and I am addicted to TinEye! I bet I would be in great company. But on to the British National Party. Did you know that:
The UK Telegraph reports that pamphlets distributed by the far right party to 29 million homes ahead of this month’s European and council polls featured testimonies from five “typical Britons” giving their reasons for voting BNP. Turns out the BNP supporters were istockphoto images!
Keeping it real with TinEye!
- 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]