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Google Adds TinEye-style Image Search

Bad news for TinEye but good news for photographers: Google is adding reverse image search to their ever-growing list of products, allowing photographers to search using their photos to see the different places they’re being used online. You can search for images by entering a URL, uploading from your computer, dragging and dropping onto the search page, or via Chrome and Firefox extensions. The feature will be rolling out to Google’s users over the next few days — once you see the camera icon in your search bar you’ll know you have it!

Search by Image (via TechCrunch)


 
 
  • http://blog.trushots.com/ Trudy

    Excellent. I already used Tin Eye so this is a great thing from Google…will be good for photographers. 

  • http://blog.wingtangwong.com/ Wing Wong

    Cool. I only hope that TinEye won’t be hurt by this. :( They are an awesome company!

  • http://twitter.com/Myrddon Henning Nilsen

    I wonder if tineye will file a lawsuit…

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  • http://www.facebook.com/Vinyldutch Ruben Lammerink

    From what I understand form the video is that search by image is in fact not like TinEye, it is similar to google goggles for android and iPhone, where the image is analysed for known features such as landmarks, books, artwork, products and logos and is then used for a traditional google search. Contrary of how TinEye works, I attempts to find the exact image including its altered versions.     

  • Anonymous

    I use TinEye to find uncaptionned pictures of lolcats

  • Anonymous

    I use TinEye to find uncaptionned pictures of lolcats

  • http://zwickerhillphotography.com Maine Weddings

    I have never had any luck with tineye. I have tried on numerous occasions to cheat on travel trivia question using their service and it never helps. Hopefully Google will enable to be a better trivia cheater.

  • roisinrussell

    Tin Eye has made me money.
    I have found pictures used illegally by large profitable companies that should know better and have been able to bill them.

  • roisinrussell

    Tin Eye has made me money.
    I have found pictures used illegally by large profitable companies that should know better and have been able to bill them.

  • Mick

    Try Macroglossa ( http://www.macroglossa.com ). I love it. You can compare source image shooted by camera, act like a reverse search, there are browser plugins and mobile app. Very complete. I think in the future Macroglossa could be something great!.

    Mick – Paris

  • Clint Henry Espiritu

    google should t least compensate tin eye for the idea they stole