Bigger index, more cool searches!

A bigger index means more amazing image searches with even more matches in TinEye!

I don’t know what strikes folks to edit a particular image more than others, but there are some fantastically popular ones out there that you all love to photoshop.

We’ve shown you everything from Mona Lisa to Angela Jolie in other posts, so let’s take a look at the guys that you’ve cropped, re-coloured, written over and otherwise edited into almost unrecognizable copies of their original image.

You can click on any image below to view the results more closely.

First in the queue, Gerard Butler from the movie 300. Search count? 526 results searched over 701 million images. If you have a TinEye login, search it.


Keeping with the “men from historical tales” theme, let’s take the Creation of Adam for a spin. A very respectable 635 results! Search it.


And before everything there was just earth (nod to Yogendra on this one). Our planet, in it’s myriad of forms, tops today’s search results with over 1000 matches returned. Search it.


Since we’ve a bit of a history theme here today, let’s wrap it up with “Las Meninas” by Diego Velázquez. This is a very nifty search (I wish I could show you more results). TinEye finds not only edits, crops and colour changes but also skews and even photos where this particular piece of art is on a wall or obscured in the background. With 277 results, “Las Meninas” is obviously a much loved (and edited) image on the web. Search it.


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[…] try out a few example searches using the same images I used in an earlier blog post. Just a little over a month ago (when the index was a tad over 700 million images) we took a look […]

The Idée Blog » Blog Archive » TinEye: now searching 900 million images! Sep 02 08 at 6:27 pm

There are also these 328 results and there isn’t an easy way to tell if there is any overlap

Sistein Chapel ceiling..Tineye

Can you describe the order of the search results?

david sanger Jul 14 08 at 2:14 am

David: the order of the search results displayed on are always the same: they go from the closest match (ie the image that had the least number of modifications/transformations) to the image that is the least identical (ie the image that had the most modifications/transformations). Basically what this means is that your first results pages are going to be very close matches to your original search image and that the later page matches are going to be the least identical.


Leila Boujnane Jul 14 08 at 3:44 pm

I really like those composite images with the derivation history. Have you considered generating them automatically based on search results? That would be cool.

Jeff Barr Jul 18 08 at 2:51 am

Jeff: yes we are considering that. We have created a series of widgets right now and you can view the most current ones here:

We will add a dozen early next week as people really liked the widgets. We started talking about letting users create their own widgets, there is a significant amount of work in doing that at our end, but we are exploring it. Thanks for dropping by.

Leila Boujnane Jul 18 08 at 11:50 am

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