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« on: May 20, 2008, 13:43 »
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Has anyone tried TinEye ? if not, you should, it is a great tool. More here http://www.tineye.com

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Paul M


digiology

« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2008, 13:47 »
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Yeah. It works great. Really easy if you use the Firefox plug-in.

You need to request an invite to use the service. (it only took about an hour for me)

« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2008, 13:56 »
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I love it. I use the Firefox plugin. I have found loads of my images in use, it gives me a real boost to see people using my images. ;D ;D

jsnover

« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2008, 14:05 »
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I think it's a great idea, but other than finding a few of my images at other stock sites, it didn't find anything of mine (lots of things I've found via Google, for example)

I was using the right click on an image search using SS or IS thumbnails. For those of you who found a lot of images in use, what did you use as the source image if it wasn't the watermarked comp from one of the stock sites?

« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2008, 14:24 »
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i found out about it yesterday - got my invitation in about an hour.

so far, using the same method as jsnover, i've only found references to 123rf - well i found one of my images in use now that i think about it... could be very nice when they get lots of images indexed.

« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2008, 14:31 »
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I found out about TinEye a few days ago and gave it a try. For my top selling images I get between 5-7 hits. It's still better ans less time consuming than Googling my name.

One of my images was found 417 times!!!!  :o

I was so impressed that I did a video on it right here on m blog: http://image-y.com/blog/reviews/tineye/. The database will grow and you'll find more and more images. They're on the right track!

« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2008, 15:00 »
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I tried searching using the FF plugin, used my portfolio on IS for it.
and I'm impressed!
with a rather small part of the portfolio I looked at I already found 5 images in use that I didn't know of before.

I like it!

digiology

« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2008, 15:11 »
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I was using the right click on an image search using SS or IS thumbnails. For those of you who found a lot of images in use, what did you use as the source image if it wasn't the watermarked comp from one of the stock sites?

I have used both methods and each have returned results. But I wonder if it's better to use a larger image instead of the thumbnail too? Can anyone share their experience on this?

« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2008, 18:25 »
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I found some of my images there and put them on my web site on the stock photo page.

Interesting technology. What I can't understand is how do they plan to make any money. Certainly not from the micro stock crowd.

« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2008, 20:56 »
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What I can't understand is how do they plan to make any money. Certainly not from the micro stock crowd.

That's what first said about Google ;)
« Last Edit: May 21, 2008, 23:13 by ozbandit »

« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2008, 08:13 »
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dear digiology,

The bigger the target image, the better. TinEye uses fingerprinting to locate a usage, meaning that they have a proprietary algorithm that scan the original image and finds all the corresponding matches. The more information it has to start with, the better the results will be, especially if your images has been heavily altered or cropped.

Hope that helps

best

« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2008, 08:18 »
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I think it's a great idea, but other than finding a few of my images at other stock sites, it didn't find anything of mine (lots of things I've found via Google, for example)

I was using the right click on an image search using SS or IS thumbnails. For those of you who found a lot of images in use, what did you use as the source image if it wasn't the watermarked comp from one of the stock sites?
I believe it works better using higher-res non-watermarked picture as a source. I have found even a couple heavily-manipulated pics: http://miklav.blogspot.com/2008/05/tineye-image-search-service.html

« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2008, 12:01 »
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cool tool but going to take awhile to develope the database. I only received 123RF results as well.

« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2008, 22:25 »
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Currently on Beta Waiting List  :-\

Guess I was too late.

PTLee

« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2008, 23:48 »
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I started on tineye this week, and it was fun looking for my photos online.

I found about a half dozen - one on 123rf and BigStock, and the rest only on 123rf.  My portfolios are very, very small, though.
« Last Edit: May 22, 2008, 00:00 by ann »

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2008, 05:55 »
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Very slick. I can see a ton of uses for this application.

I tried a bunch of different types and sizes of images and got the best results with using the non-watermarked thumbnail URLs from IS.

It found a couple of my images in use. Would be really nice if you could scan a bunch of images. Like by giving it a link to your portfolio or hard drive folder of images.

« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2008, 07:10 »
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Currently on Beta Waiting List  :-\

Guess I was too late.

PTLee

No! Sign up. Everyone has to get on the waiting list. The waiting was apprx. 2 hrs for me 5 days ago.


« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2008, 10:12 »
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Thanks Miz.

Signed up when I posted here. Still waiting. Maybe it's the time difference, I'm in Singapore  ;) I'll be patient.

Looking forward to trying out this application.

Cheers.

Currently on Beta Waiting List  :-\

Guess I was too late.

PTLee

No! Sign up. Everyone has to get on the waiting list. The waiting was apprx. 2 hrs for me 5 days ago.

« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2008, 11:03 »
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Very slick. I can see a ton of uses for this application.

Paulie...I'm still looking for one use that will get them any money. I have to believe that they're not doing this for us just to see a few images in use. I wouldn't pay much for that ability, although it is fun playing with it. I'd love to know their reasoning.

As to the earlier reference to Google. Big difference, no? TinEye requires you to have an image to begin with. So you have to know the answer to the search before you can get the search. Follow me? Maybe I can't wrap my poor brain around this concept to recognize any money value in it.

The only application I can come up with is that if there were software where a designer could sketch a scene, then TinEye could find a photo to match. Other than that...

« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2008, 11:10 »
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Why worry about how they will makes money ? Enjoy it while it is free.

BTW, TinEye was created by a great Canadian company called Idee Inc. ( http://www.ideeinc.com) who has other very, very ( paying) useful services.

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« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2008, 12:06 »
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Very slick. I can see a ton of uses for this application.

Paulie...I'm still looking for one use that will get them any money. I have to believe that they're not doing this for us just to see a few images in use. I wouldn't pay much for that ability, although it is fun playing with it. I'd love to know their reasoning.

As to the earlier reference to Google. Big difference, no? TinEye requires you to have an image to begin with. So you have to know the answer to the search before you can get the search. Follow me? Maybe I can't wrap my poor brain around this concept to recognize any money value in it.

The only application I can come up with is that if there were software where a designer could sketch a scene, then TinEye could find a photo to match. Other than that...

Here are a few...

1. How about charging agencies to use Tineye as an image screening application that runs in the background and looks for duplicate images being uploaded by thieves? Would save agencies time from reviewing stolen images, reduce customer service costs, and reduce liability.

2. How about charging agencies to use Tineye as an image search application that let's buyers look for an exact image? 123RF already has this function but would it be cheaper to hook up with Tineye rather than build? Would provide a competitive advantage for the agency and attract buyers.

3. One huge potential use I see for Tineye is image theft and copyright/licensing enforcement. Especially for Orphanworks. They could charge image owners to register their images and charge people a fee who want to search for orphaned images.

4. How about searching for similar images? You upload a picture of a rose and it searches several agencies for similar images? This could reduce/eliminate keyword spamming and generate more relevant search results for buyers.

This is just the foundation. The possibilites for tweaking the technology are endless. Very cool. It will make money.

« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2008, 12:33 »
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Wow! I stand humbled before you all. I looked at the Idee website too. Lots of great uses.

I was also the guy who said "who would ever need more storage than this big 256K floppy?"

« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2008, 02:22 »
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Woohoo... got it. Cool. Wonder how long is it going to take to get them all in their database, and how long before Google does the same.

 :D

Thanks Miz.

Signed up when I posted here. Still waiting. Maybe it's the time difference, I'm in Singapore  ;) I'll be patient.

Looking forward to trying out this application.

Cheers.



« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2008, 04:36 »
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3. One huge potential use I see for Tineye is image theft and copyright/licensing enforcement. ..

Yes, at the first sight, it is cool to see how your pictures were used, and can prevent resold stolen images by thieves but...

With such systems, you will be able to see where your pictures are used, but rarely if they were licensed ! You imagine they were because there is no watermark.

One other huge potential use for thieves could be searching photos from a stock site database, using their keywording system, popularity sorting etc... and then use tineye to find out an un-watermarked version...
That was not possible by using google images, but that is becoming possible with tineye. Just give it a try with top selling pictures, i did the test, and even found pictures 1000px large, but I don't want to link un-watermarked pictures that are not mine for free here ;)...

Faster than photoshop : [Right clic] -> [clone-out the watermark]...
Tineye, a remedy worse than the malady ?  :-\
« Last Edit: May 23, 2008, 05:58 by tilo »

« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2008, 05:02 »
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....
Tineye, a remedy worse than the malady ?  :-\

Good point... I would term it a Double-edged sword, though. Since it works both ways, equally 'well'.


 

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