- TinEye Maintenance
TinEye fans: TinEye is offline at the moment and we are working around the clock to complete our updates to get it back online. Please be patient with us as this may take a few more hours.
- TinEye Firefox Add-on Update
TinEye fans: we have a little update for our TinEye Firefox Add-on. We have added the ability to search for images on your own computer (i.e. file:// URLs) and for images on secure websites (i.e. https:// URLs). Our TinEye add-on now sends the raw image data when the image URL starts with file:// or https://.
This means that you will be able to search for images you encounter when you are on a secure site that requires a login. Instead of saving the image to your hard drive and submitting it to TinEye, you will now simply be able to right click the image to search.
Happy searching. And happy attribution by TinEye. And as always, let us know your feedback.
Well we know it is not 2 billion images but close!
- 36. The answer is 36.
We added 36 million new images to the TinEye index. Happy searching TinEye fans!
- TinEye to the rescue!
“I found a picture while searching for faeries one night and I saw one that was beyond perfect for the cover for my novel, which is being released this spring. I used Google Goggles and searched everywhere … high and low … but TinEye helped me find it on deviantart in about fifteen minutes, following links from the main one.
Now I have contacted the artist and am just waiting to hear from her […].
Eden: thanks for sharing! If you are a TinEye fan and would like to share your TinEye search story with us, get in touch!
From Mixed Media Bag:
It’s 2011 and I don’t have a real robot or flying car nor have I been to outer space, but it’s still the little things that technology does to simplify random processes that wows me.
We are humbled!
- TinEye the movie quiz killer?
Vagebond from the Netherlands writes:
Because of all of the recent commotion about reverse image search tools like TinEye – but mainly just for the fun of it – I created a new type of quiz that is TinEye proof no doubt. It’s not harder or easier than our regular episodes of MovieQuiz, just ‘different’.
And what Vagebond means is that he prepared a special Movie Quiz, with published clues but no images!
I for one could not name a single one of the movies! Happy searching.
Good work Vagebond!
- Photography as theater
We love hearing from our TinEye fans because that’swhat keeps us going every day and that’s how we discover awesome photography. For example: the work of Roberto Kusterle. Here is Sophie’s story:
I had adored this following image for ages, and had no idea of the source.
All I knew, was that it was surreal photography and possibly one of my favorite images ever, but I did not know anything else about it…Until I searched for it in TinEye!
I then found a copy of this image with a name in foreign letters. I search this in google, and found a few stunningly beautiful images that lead me to find the artist’s name in a readable form to me: Roberto Kusterle. I found his site and am enamored with every photograph he has ever created.
Endless thanks to TinEye!
Thank you Sophie for sharing your story with us. We are now insane about Roberto Kusterle’s work! Have you seen his angel (I want wings, why can’t we all have wings?) and Il Bambino e il suo bosco?
- TinEye status
TinEye is down at the moment. We are looking into this and will update as soon as we have a handle on the situation. Stay tuned. Sorry about this outage.
We are back online. Happy searching.