Wednesday, May 31, 2017

TinEye - the reverse image search engine

TinEye is a reverse image search engine. It finds out where an image came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or if there is a higher resolution version. While most of the time people are looking for images on the internet sometimes we have an image and need to see where it came from or if there are othher versions available.  This is where TinEye comes in.

The goal with TinEye is to connect images and information and to make sure that images can be attributed to their creator.

Using TinEye, you can search by image or perform what we call a reverse image search. You can do that by uploading an image, or searching by URL. You can also simply drag and drop your images to start your search.
TinEye constantly crawls the web and adds images to its index. Today, the TinEye index is over 18 billion images.