TinEye for the Image Search Guy
I’ve wanted tell you about TinEye for a few days now, but I’ve been swamped this week.
Then I figured out you’d probably prefer to see the demo by Amber Mac anyway.
Don’t want to watch the video. Here’s the elevator pitch:
TinEye uses image identification technology. You give it an image to search for and TinEye shows you where and how that image appears all over the web – even if it has been altered. The technology behind TinEye is Idée’s advanced image identification algorithms that identify images without the use of any meta-data or watermarks. TinEye literally does for images what Google does for text.
I know there are other companies working on similar technology, but hat’s off to TinEye for realizing you need to get the word out, then worry about perfection.