- TinEye Firefox: 1 Million Downloads
Wowowow! Thank you to everyone who has downloaded our little Firefox extension… we hope it has made your lives easier, and maybe even a bit more fun!
For those who don’t know, the TinEye extension for Firefox (featured by Rock Your Firefox) adds a right-click menu items that lets you search for images as you browse the web. We also have extensions for Chrome, Safari and IE. Check them out!
One million downloads… this calls for a celebration…
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- Extension preferences here for Firefox and Chrome
The new extension preferences allow you to:
- Show/hide TinEye icon in context menu (Firefox only)
- Set sort order preference as best match, most changed biggest image or last used*
- Open searches in background, foreground or current tab
TinEye extension preferences are easy to set!
In Firefox, go to Tools>Add-ons in the Firefox menu bar. Locate ‘TinEye Reverese Image search’ in the Add-ons window list and click the ‘Options’ button.
In Chrome, go to Tools>Extensions in the Chrome menu bar. Locate ‘TinEye Reverese Image search’ in the extensions list and click the ‘Options’ link.
We hope you enjoy! <3
* The sort order set in your extension preferences will take precedence over your browser’s last remembered sort order.
- TinEye Firefox Plugin = Awesomesauce
We thought enabling you to search for an image using an images was the apogée of search. The nec plus ultra, the ultimate … well you get my drift. Using TinEye you still had to upload an image or feed TinEye a URL. For those of you still unfamiliar with TinEye (how is that possible?):
TinEye is a reverse image search engine. You can submit an image to TinEye to find out where it came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or to find higher resolution versions. TinEye is the first image search engine on the web to use image identification technology rather than keywords, metadata or watermarks. For some real TinEye search examples, check out our Cool Searches page.
So to make life even easier for you, we created a series of TinEye plugins. And it looks like you guys just totally love our TinEye Firefox plugin: we surpassed 250,000 downloads, and that’s only since we started counting! My team tells me that we are way way beyond that. But hey, we are sticking to the public numbers! And as of this post they are actually getting closer to 300,000 downloads!
And boy this also makes us a top download!
Thanks for spreading the word about the TinEye Firefox plugin. Help us reach the ONE MILLION download! That’s a milestone we are going to celebrate in the ideeplex! Thanks for helping out get the word out:
and everyone who keeps tweeting about TinEye.
- 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 now in open beta
Greetings, TinEyers! Good news for those of you looking for invites to share with friends, or those of you who have not had a chance to create an account yet. TinEye is now in open beta, which means that signup is instant and anyone can join the fun!
To create a free, instant account, just visit the TinEye website and click on the ‘Sign up now!’ link. You will need to verify your email address first, but once you’re done you can go ahead and search to your heart’s content.
And if you are as excited about TinEye as we are (and believe me, we’re an excitable bunch), then feel free to spread the word.
Photo by Justin Marty
- TinEyeing with iPhone’s Safari
Ever wanted to see where and how an image on a web page is being used but were away from your desktop computer? Well now you can on devices like the iPhone using our new bookmarklet!
Once you have added the TinEye Images bookmarklet in your desktop Safari and have synced the bookmarks with the iPhone, follow these steps:
1. Visit any website
2. Select the TinEye Images bookmark
3. Wait for images to be fetched from page
4. Choose an image
5. View results!
6. If you want, zoom in!
- Thomson Reuters CEO Tom Glocer on the future of news
One of the interesting interviews from The Wall Street Journal’s D: All Things Digital conference in May was Kara Swisher‘s chat with Thomson Reuters CEO Tom Glocer (he’s also a gadget geek, Apple iPhone lover and blogger too).
Glocer talks about monetize content in a world in which content is free, how the news is changing, citizen journalism and more. Tech Trader Daily has more from this interview too.
On the news business – I’ve been a big advocate of opening the doors and make it one long continuum between citizen journalist and somebody who might be on staff at 20 years publishing at Reuters. Scary time to be in the traditional news business, but fantastic for the agency world. Our agency business growing 5%-10% a year for the past few years. It’s 3% of the total company’s revenues.
On distributing user-generated content – Glocer finds the idea of Reuters becoming the biggest distributor of user-generated content interesting, noting that there’s a lot to be said for using the Reuters brand to vouch for citizen bloggers.
On emerging markets – sometimes you need to go very low tech. In India, delivering crop prices from local markets and weather reports to cell phones for India persistence farmers. In phase two, we will let them contract – sell – over the phone. Solving the same need that Reuters has served for decades, achieving price discovery. You can’t wheel out the Amazon cloud into rural India.
- ProductCampToronto gets into gear
We kicked things off with a meet-and-greet Pub Night yesterday at Fionn MacCool’s. The ideas (and beer) were flowing as everyone exchanged their product experiences from tiny start-up companies to large corporations. It was great to meet you all!
PCT planners Chris Herbert and Chris Gurney have had their hands full promoting the event (which will be happening this fall), involving community members and making introductions. A diverse and inspired group of people is just what ProductCamp needs to get on its feet and fill a much-needed space in the product management community here in Toronto.
Here’s hoping for a great success!