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Author Topic: Google Images Search by Image (was Drag and Drop)  (Read 52285 times)

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PaulieWalnuts

  • On the Wrong Side of the Business
« on: June 14, 2011, 21:43 »
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Is this something new? I just stumbled on it. You drag and drop an image into it and it finds identical and also similar images.

Kind of like Tineye but this actually works. I've been dumping my stock stuff into it and it's doing a pretty amazing job of finding where images are being used.

One possible downside is for thieves who want to find unwatermarked stock.

http://images.google.com/
« Last Edit: June 15, 2011, 05:47 by PaulieWalnuts »


« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2011, 22:12 »
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Where do you drag the images from and where to you drag them to?

Can't figure out what you're saying...  :P

« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2011, 22:14 »
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Are you talking about the "Similar" link underneath the image?

That's been there for a long time.

PaulieWalnuts

  • On the Wrong Side of the Business
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2011, 22:16 »
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You just drag an image right into the text box where you normally type words to search for an image.

Here's an overview of how it works

Really slick. I can't believe how many images it's finding. Addicting.

« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2011, 22:34 »
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I'm not seeing this yet - Google's help says if you don't see it, check back over the next day or so. I guess it rolls out around the globe but hasn't gotten to me yet :(

« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2011, 22:38 »
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not working for me on Firefox. Camera icon not showing up.

IE works fine.

RacePhoto

« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2011, 22:43 »
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Since I don't use IE I read the last line on the Google page.

To search by image even faster, download the Chrome extension or the Firefox extension. With the extension installed, simply right-click an image on the web to search Google with that image.

And since I'm lazy, that sounds like the easiest way? :D

not working for me on Firefox. Camera icon not showing up.

IE works fine.

« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2011, 22:47 »
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god, how user friendly...  >:(

« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2011, 23:45 »
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OMG!  Thank you!  For me it doesn't work with IE9 so it appears but it worked in Firefox.

Well I know what I'm going to be busy with the rest of tonight ;)

RacePhoto

« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2011, 00:08 »
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Just to be honest I don't have a clue what the drag and drop means. Drag and drop what and how? If I'm on one page, how do I drop something on the other page? Cut and paste the link? Nah, it just gives an error. Wait maybe I have to own a MAc to make it work?

I right click, with the plugin, and just get my own images on SS and IS, so no help there. I guess I need to try the plugin with Chrome and see how that works? Also not much better than TinEye or the others, where I'm great for finding my images, where they are for sale, and nearly nothing for finding them in use.

That was using my best selling SS image, right click and guess what comes up? My image on SS. Hmm, that's not very exciting.  :)

I suppose I should be happy that it doesn't come up on some free downloads site? LOL

OMG!  Thank you!  For me it doesn't work with IE9 so it appears but it worked in Firefox.

Well I know what I'm going to be busy with the rest of tonight ;)

« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2011, 00:16 »
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Very cool feature. Thanks for posting this.

« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2011, 00:31 »
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« Last Edit: June 15, 2011, 02:33 by Karimala »

SNP

  • Canadian Photographer
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2011, 00:47 »
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this is the coolest tool ever....I am finding SO many images of mine in use.....this tool beats tineye hands down...amazing!

« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2011, 00:53 »
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realy great tool, its addicting ;-)

« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2011, 00:57 »
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thanks for the post! this is really cool...

« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2011, 01:47 »
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Just to be honest I don't have a clue what the drag and drop means. Drag and drop what and how? If I'm on one page, how do I drop something on the other page? Cut and paste the link? Nah, it just gives an error. Wait maybe I have to own a MAc to make it work?

I right click, with the plugin, and just get my own images on Shutterstock and IS, so no help there. I guess I need to try the plugin with Chrome and see how that works? Also not much better than TinEye or the others, where I'm great for finding my images, where they are for sale, and nearly nothing for finding them in use.

That was using my best selling Shutterstock image, right click and guess what comes up? My image on Shutterstock. Hmm, that's not very exciting.  :)

I suppose I should be happy that it doesn't come up on some free downloads site? LOL

I have a folder open on my computer where my images are and I clicked and dragged it with the mouse to the search box.  I think I've only found a few with tineye.

I also found a few of my images still with the SS watermark on them so that's not cool  :-\

« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2011, 02:07 »
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Interesting... Found - One of my images with no downloads (but looks like a thumb with watermark semi skilfully removed). Found one photo with only one downloads used by about five different users; Found one photo claiming to be taken of a particular location by a particular photographer and then picked up by the location where photographer claimed to have taken it and used in all their advertising material (It's actually a photo of somewhere totally different!); found two vectors being used as logos in contravention of itsock's licence. Plus lots of interesting uses I haven't seen before. Including one of my eldest daughter as a poster child for autism (I don't think I'm going to tell her about that!!)


« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2011, 02:33 »
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Not sure if I want to find out who has stolen my images.  I do hope google are working on a way to make money from this, by selling a license for our stock images, hopefully with a decent commission for us.

« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2011, 02:39 »
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im just curious if google stores the image you drag to the search area somewhere. I would hope not but worry that it is being added to their database somehow.

XPTO

« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2011, 02:53 »
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Just found one of my images on the Oprah website!

EDIT: make it, the same image used at least five times...
« Last Edit: June 15, 2011, 03:33 by XPTO »

PaulieWalnuts

  • On the Wrong Side of the Business
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2011, 06:04 »
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One thing I'm already seeing a pattern with is how effective watermarks are.

I have some images at Flickr and my personal sites with different watermarks. Some have the small faint watermarks at the bottom left or right. Some have a faint bigger watermark in the middle similar to Istock's.

Guess which ones I'm finding being used illegally. Right, small bottom watermark. So whoever says watermarks don't make a difference, wrong.

Time to start registering copyrights on all my images.

Microbius

« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2011, 06:32 »
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Wow this actually works!! (as opposed to tineye)

« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2011, 06:42 »
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Fun!  Thanks...

Microbius

« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2011, 06:52 »
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Oh geez, this is too depressing. Every image I drop in it has got countless violations all over the internet.
I posted a couple of the sites in the Image sleuth section but I need to stop looking now, making me too angry arghhhhhhhh

« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2011, 08:14 »
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Too funny. Way more efficient than Tineye!

Love to see how people modify my images for their needs. Although it's mainly to the worse  :D
Lots of watermarked images in use as well, which is bad but I don't bother contacting any of them for a 30 cent settlement by pointing them to the stock sites


 

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