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Author Topic: TinEye good for RF and Microstock?  (Read 2726 times)

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« on: June 03, 2008, 02:13 »
I have seen some threads about how good TinEye is for finding your images in use on the web, thats good, or is it?

On reflection for RM images that is great, however if you have RF images that have had a lot of downloads, it could be a tool for the web developer that does not want to pay.

They could go to the top macro / micro sites look at Images with a lot of downloads and then use TinEye to find the image in use online and then one click they have a free websize download, as they are RF the contributor has no way of knowing if they have paid, on the Microsites they can only get a comp, with TinEye they could get selected xs web size Images free.

So credits or subscription on the stock sites, or purchase TinEye when it's out of Beta?

I wonder if there will be a way to remove your images from the database, this is also true of google, if I google a stock photographers name I wil get lots of thier images, but TinEye allows me to find a specific Image.

Just another perspective before I say "Yippee TinEye is great for finding My Free Images"

« Last Edit: June 03, 2008, 02:16 by Adeptris »

« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2008, 02:19 »
If an image appears on a web site, can't it be stolen anyway, without the bother of going through TinEye?

« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2008, 02:32 »
If an image appears on a web site, can't it be stolen anyway, without the bother of going through TinEye?

True but you missed my point TinEye allow me to find a specific image, I could go to any Stocksite, find one of your Images I like "Right Mouse and click TinEye", this might find the image online, if it does "Right Mouse click save picture as" and I have a free websized image, thanks to TinEye for the free download :)

« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2008, 03:23 »
There is one other scenario you forgot:
Try this scenario

I am putting together a photo calender  for 2009.

What if I want to steal a specific from a from a a microstock site. So I employ the use of
tineye by right clicking the image. Then takes me to say anyone of 20 websites using this image.
Although none of the images have watermarks, they are all too small for me to print at the current resolutions.

I need to be able to get a high rez copy of the image.
I might try Google images for better success.

You might just consider this a fact of life: that people can steal any photo regardless of how you try to protect them.
There are some deterrents you can use, they are not 100%.

Think of it as decorating your front lawn with some very impressive and expensive lawn ornaments.
So, whats to prevent a thief from staeling in the night at 3am and making off with all your ornament? Nothing.

But however didn't  "We know" this could happen BEFORE we put the ornaments out? And we did it anyway.

Cranky MIZ
« Last Edit: June 03, 2008, 04:57 by rjmiz »

« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2008, 03:54 »
I have to agree with the Miz on this one. You can minimize risk, but you can't eliminate it.


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