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Title: Find who uses your photos
Post by: 7fttallrussian on December 17, 2009, 12:06
Eyemypics checks your portfolio in TinEye, so you don't need to do it manually for each photo yourself.

admin comment:
*link removed*
don't enter your user name or password into any program or website or you are not 100% sure of.
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: elvinstar on December 17, 2009, 12:07
Very cool. Thanks!
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: etienjones on December 17, 2009, 12:13
Sounds great until I read this:

Run main.exe (or main.py). Select the stock. Enter your username and password for it.

I'm not sure about that . . . . . . . . .
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: leaf on December 17, 2009, 12:15
Sounds great until I read this:

Run main.exe (or main.py). Select the stock. Enter your username and password for it.

I'm not sure about that . . . . . . . . .

Shouldn't a software program like these be able to scan my portfolio with just my user name? I don't like putting my password in things I don't know much about.
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: Snufkin on December 17, 2009, 12:43
I recommend refraining from giving your passwords to programs that you know nothing about.
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: dgilder on December 17, 2009, 13:00
Sounds great until I read this:

Run main.exe (or main.py). Select the stock. Enter your username and password for it.

I'm not sure about that . . . . . . . . .

Shouldn't a software program like these be able to scan my portfolio with just my user name? I don't like putting my password in things I don't know much about.

Yes it should, all tineye needs is the URL of the image, and that is easy to get from the open portfolio.
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: sharpshot on December 17, 2009, 13:10
Perhaps this thread should be removed until the application can be verified?  Someone is bound to just click on the link and give them their account details.
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: FD on December 17, 2009, 13:18
I just did it. After I gave my password, nothing happened and the DOS window closed. I did it again. The password is not echoed, nor **** was echoed. Window closed, no trace of any application.
I opened the Task Manager and spotted an active process (no application) that I don't know. Killed it. Then changed my iStock password immediately.

I don't know whether the script made a payout request automatically, but my amount was still there and I asked payout immediately. It stinks. Leaf better remove the link, especially since the OP is a new user without portfolio links, and he has... err... "ru" in his nick.  ;)

He can have left crap in my system. Im shutting down this PC and will use my PayPal password first on another PC, then all the other passwords. Not again please... This is the second time in a week I'll have to lose half a day.
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: Opla on December 17, 2009, 13:29
I'd say lock it. Remove the link and keep the thread as a warning.
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: vonkara on December 17, 2009, 13:34
 :D Newbie hacker?
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: vonkara on December 17, 2009, 13:53
:D Newbie hacker?

If I ever encounter one of them, I'll rip his guts out with my bare hands and pepper it with pure Polonium.
Haha, I'll do something similar to those who make rip off publicities. Maybe you know Shamwow...? Here is how it should be made

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm03Dgu_yXA[/youtube]
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: ThomasAmby on December 17, 2009, 14:00
http://www.istockphoto.com/user_view.php?id=1204233 (http://www.istockphoto.com/user_view.php?id=1204233)
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: leaf on December 17, 2009, 14:29
I'd say lock it. Remove the link and keep the thread as a warning.

done
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: 7fttallrussian on December 18, 2009, 05:46
Seriously guys, calm down. Do you panic the same when you start your Firefox or, god forbid IE? Beware, it stores and sends your passwords over the internet.  ;D   

First things first, eyemypics does not store your passwords or sends it anywhere except the corresponding microstock itself.
Look at the source code, use your firewall to check, be a tech-savvy, do not start a holy war.

As leaf mentioned above, there may not even be a need to login to get the large enough thumbnails for the TinEye.
I'll take a look at it and will keep you posted.

Let me give you some history on eyemypics. It started as quick and dirty python script, automating the search through TinEye. Clicking each photo one by one is no fun. The easiest way to access the portfolio were to login to the website and get it there, so here it goes. If there is an easier way to do that, that's where the community help gets appreciated.
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: MichaelJay on December 18, 2009, 05:51
As leaf mentioned above, there may not even be a need to login to get the large enough thumbnails for the TinEye.
I'll take a look at it and will keep you posted.

Let me give you some history on eyemypics. It started as quick and dirty python script, automating the search through TinEye. Clicking each photo one by one is no fun. The easiest way to access the portfolio were to login to the website and get it there, so here it goes. If there is an easier way to do that, that's where the community help gets appreciated.


For iStock the script now goes through the "MyUploads" page after login. I'd prefer if it goes via my public portfolio, e.g. http://www.istockphoto.com/file_search.php?action=file&userID=1537218 (http://www.istockphoto.com/file_search.php?action=file&userID=1537218)

I have looked through the source code yesterday and couldn't see anything harmful at first sight. But I'd still feel more comfortable if I don't need to give passwords for features that don't actually require them.  ;)

PS: Forgot to mention that I'd love this tool if you can adapt it to work without passwords. Looks like a cool way to find more images in Action.  :)
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: leaf on December 18, 2009, 05:58
As leaf mentioned above, there may not even be a need to login to get the large enough thumbnails for the TinEye.
I'll take a look at it and will keep you posted.

Let me give you some history on eyemypics. It started as quick and dirty python script, automating the search through TinEye. Clicking each photo one by one is no fun. The easiest way to access the portfolio were to login to the website and get it there, so here it goes. If there is an easier way to do that, that's where the community help gets appreciated.


For iStock the script now goes through the "MyUploads" page after login. I'd prefer if it goes via my public portfolio, e.g. [url]http://www.istockphoto.com/file_search.php?action=file&userID=1537218[/url] ([url]http://www.istockphoto.com/file_search.php?action=file&userID=1537218[/url])

I have looked through the source code yesterday and couldn't see anything harmful at first sight. But I'd still feel more comfortable if I don't need to give passwords for features that don't actually require them.  ;)

PS: Forgot to mention that I'd love this tool if you can adapt it to work without passwords. Looks like a cool way to find more images in Action.  :)


Diddo.  I think I could find this tool quite helpful, but won't be using it if it requires me to enter my password.
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: janaka on December 18, 2009, 06:02
ok
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: 7fttallrussian on December 18, 2009, 06:09
Here is the short introduction to the internet safety, just to compensate the moral damaged done in all these topics above  ;)

If the source code for the program is available, you can go and check it yourself. Not everyone is a programmer, so let's skip that part.

Be sure you use a firewall. Outpost, Kerio, there are dozens of them. I use Comodo Firewall as it is free for personal use.

Properly set up firewall will track all incoming and outgoing connections and warn you if, let's say eyemypics tries to send something (and it will as it will try to login to the microstock). Your firewall warns you that the application xxx sends something to the x.x.x.x. ip address. Go to http://ip-lookup.net (http://ip-lookup.net) or a similar web service to check who owns that web site. Based on that information you decide to allow or block the the access i your firewall.
Title: eyemypics 1.1
Post by: 7fttallrussian on December 18, 2009, 09:21
Ok, new version is out.
It uses your public portfolio instead, so you don't need to enter your password anymore.

http://code.google.com/p/eyemypics/ (http://code.google.com/p/eyemypics/)
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: 7fttallrussian on December 18, 2009, 09:45
had to fix a silly typo in url.   

v.1.1.1  should be fine now
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: borg on December 18, 2009, 09:46
Its  a bit complicate to use!

Where to put my username...!?
There is several places...

I am getting nothing as result... :(

Do we need to download zip. exe file and why?
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: 7fttallrussian on December 18, 2009, 11:25
Download eyemypics-1.1.1-win32.zip, unzip it and run main.exe.
It will open a console window and show you the list of stocks ("Make your choice:").
Type the number of stock you want to use and press enter.
Then you'll be asked for the username ("Username (userid for Fotolia)"), type it in and press enter.
It takes 3-10 sec, depending on your internet speed, to get the number of pages in your portfolio and you will see "N pages in your portfolio" line.
A few more seconds (depending on the size of the portfolio) and it will tell "Found X photos".
Then you'll see a progress bar, which is self explanatory.
Once a photo found to be used somewhere outside of microstock sites, it will be shown in a new window of your browser.
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: 7fttallrussian on December 18, 2009, 11:29
I'm not sure what do you mean by 'nothing as result...'   :)
Does it tell you anything about number of pages, photos, does it show the progress bar?


Its  a bit complicate to use!

Where to put my username...!?
There is several places...

I am getting nothing as result... :(

Do we need to download zip. exe file and why?

Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: fotografer on December 18, 2009, 12:46
I've just had a go with it.  I used Istock to try it with and came up with 101 results.  They have started to open in windows but none of them are my images. All the results  come from the same portfolio of another member whos username is nothing like mine.
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: jcpjr on December 18, 2009, 12:49
Had the same results....one of mine and a bunch from someone elses
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: fotografer on December 18, 2009, 12:57
I'm trying Fotolia at the moment and have come up with over 800 results of which all the ones that have opened so far are mine. I have had to stop it as it was taking over my computer and I couldn't do anything else.  It would be nice to have a pause button so that I could do other things and also have a look at the ones already opened and then close the windows before going on to the next ones.
Great app
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: fotografer on December 18, 2009, 13:07
Wow, I love this app.  Have already found 4 book covers  a cd cover and a software box that I have never seen before.  Thank you so much for sharing.  ;D
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: Danicek on December 18, 2009, 13:10
Nice and works fine with Fotolia (that's what I checked so far). Useful tool. Thanks for taking the time to create it and publish it.
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: 7fttallrussian on December 18, 2009, 13:21
Guys, make sure you use v.1.1.1, v.1.1 had a small bug in iStock parsing.
I've just tried jcpjr's portfolio and it seems to work.

There might be a problem on TinEye side suspecting eyemypics is a robot, so I might have to slow down the request rate even further :-(
Let me know if you experience this problem.
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: Danicek on December 18, 2009, 13:55
There might be a problem on TinEye side suspecting eyemypics is a robot, so I might have to slow down the request rate even further :-(
Let me know if you experience this problem.


Yes, I'm running into that very frequently. And they are actually right, arn't they? ;]
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: vonkara on December 18, 2009, 15:56
Wow this actually work better than tineye. I found many of my image, as well with less serious results. But at least I don't have to paste all my images properties adress. Still that make a lot of internet pages lol...
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: kingjon on December 18, 2009, 17:02
tool works great. It picked up only my photos (almost 400 sales). Thanks for posting this. It's great to see our work in action.
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: kingjon on December 18, 2009, 17:12
the search found one of my images on flickr - but when I click on it, it just says the member is no longer active. I suspect the guy's portfolio was deactivated. Finding improper use of our images is a good use for this app. Thanks again.
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: Albert Martin on December 18, 2009, 20:04
Good 'robot'. It works fine!

Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: Leila on December 18, 2009, 21:05
Hey guys: that app is in violation of our terms of service. TinEye does not allow automated searches.
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: eyeCatchLight on December 18, 2009, 21:51
for me it works. thanks for scripting! it is only a bit slow, but it might be my internet connection at the moment.
can you compile this for linux also?  8)

Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: Leila on December 18, 2009, 22:05
Guys, make sure you use v.1.1.1, v.1.1 had a small bug in iStock parsing.
I've just tried jcpjr's portfolio and it seems to work.

There might be a problem on TinEye side suspecting eyemypics is a robot, so I might have to slow down the request rate even further :-(
Let me know if you experience this problem.



Your application is actually in violation of our terms of service for TinEye which can be viewed here: http://www.tineye.com/terms (http://www.tineye.com/terms)
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: ap on December 18, 2009, 23:50
thanks a lot, using eyemypics has permanently blocked tineye for my isp.  >:(
users should be aware you may not be able to access tineye.com anymore.
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: Forgiss on December 19, 2009, 01:37
not sure but I think TinEye developers has this as an actual commercial service... Seem to recall something like that?

TinEye itself is supposed to be a fully featured but cutdown, single acces type version (kinda like jing for screencapture)

I can't think that they will allow this for long. Can you imagine what this will do to their public access servers if the micro community all hits them with complete database searches? Let's say half that? It's still about 4million search queries on a system that was designed for a "one by one" search.

ID say... Rather petition one of the big boys to add it as a feature... ID even pay for a search like that. Do it once every few weeks to see what's on where...

Quote from: ap link=topic=9548.msg126171#msg126171 date=
thanks a lot, using eyemypics has permanently blocked tineye for my isp.  >:(
users should be aware you may not be able to access tineye.com anymore.
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: 7fttallrussian on December 19, 2009, 08:14
Hey guys: that app is in violation of our terms of service. TinEye does not allow automated searches.

I see you point.  I'll contact you about this.
Links to the windows binaries will be removed until we figure things out with TinEye team.

Sorry for the troubles.
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: leaf on December 19, 2009, 10:36
Guys, make sure you use v.1.1.1, v.1.1 had a small bug in iStock parsing.
I've just tried jcpjr's portfolio and it seems to work.

There might be a problem on TinEye side suspecting eyemypics is a robot, so I might have to slow down the request rate even further :-(
Let me know if you experience this problem.



Your application is actually in violation of our terms of service for TinEye which can be viewed here: [url]http://www.tineye.com/terms[/url] ([url]http://www.tineye.com/terms[/url])


Thanks for jumping in here Leila
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: Leila on December 19, 2009, 11:14
Guys, make sure you use v.1.1.1, v.1.1 had a small bug in iStock parsing.
I've just tried jcpjr's portfolio and it seems to work.

There might be a problem on TinEye side suspecting eyemypics is a robot, so I might have to slow down the request rate even further :-(
Let me know if you experience this problem.



Your application is actually in violation of our terms of service for TinEye which can be viewed here: [url]http://www.tineye.com/terms[/url] ([url]http://www.tineye.com/terms[/url])


Thanks for jumping in here Leila


Thanks!
Hey guys, I am TinEye's CEO. Some of you may know me but I am a new participant in this forum. Thanks for your interest in TinEye. We know it will be a great too for all photographers to find where your images are appearing and being used. As you know the TinEye release we have out at the moment only allows you to search one image at a time. We are aware that this is a significant limitation for all of you and are working on our next release which will allow you to do exactly what you need: search an entire portfolio or simply track a set of images. We are looking forward to doing that in 2010. Of course keeping track of where your images are appearing requires that our index continues growing at a steady pace - which is our current focus.

As to Eyemypics: we do not allow automated scripts to hit our servers. That goes for any automated scripts, not just Eyemypics. I hope that you all understand that we are here to help you and provide one of the best image search engines - we just need your patience at the moment.
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: Leila on December 19, 2009, 11:23
not sure but I think TinEye developers has this as an actual commercial service... Seem to recall something like that?

TinEye itself is supposed to be a fully featured but cutdown, single acces type version (kinda like jing for screencapture)

I can't think that they will allow this for long. Can you imagine what this will do to their public access servers if the micro community all hits them with complete database searches? Let's say half that? It's still about 4million search queries on a system that was designed for a "one by one" search.

ID say... Rather petition one of the big boys to add it as a feature... ID even pay for a search like that. Do it once every few weeks to see what's on where...

Quote from: ap link=topic=9548.msg126171#msg126171 date=
thanks a lot, using eyemypics has permanently blocked tineye for my isp.  >:(
users should be aware you may not be able to access tineye.com anymore.

Forgiss: thanks for your comments. Indeed. That's exactly why we don't allow automated scripts to hit our servers. But not to worry we are working hard to bring you guys this feature. It will be out soon.
And yes, when you are referring to a commercial service I think you mean our Commercial API https://api.tineye.com/ which is currently a corporate offering. No worries: image search is our focus and making TinEye a photographer's best friend is in our plans!
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: madelaide on December 19, 2009, 11:24
Hi Leila,

I am a big fan of TinEye's, but lately it seems not to be finding anything new.  With many of my bestsellers selling as XS, I suppose they should be in many websites.  I know it is impossible to cover all Internet content, but have you stopped increasing your database?
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: Leila on December 19, 2009, 11:35
Hi Leila,

I am a big fan of TinEye's, but lately it seems not to be finding anything new.  With many of my bestsellers selling as XS, I suppose they should be in many websites.  I know it is impossible to cover all Internet content, but have you stopped increasing your database?


Hey Madelaide,
Oh no, we have not stopped growing our database. Our latest updated added 32 million images. We also have an update going out on Monday (and a few announcements!). Growing our index is a big focus for us. We have taken a huge amount of time to figure out how to best do that, which sites to crawl and what type of content to add to TinEye. Remember even at 1.2 billion images are index is still small! If you haven't found where your images are currently appearing it is simply because we have yet to crawl the sites where they are appearing. Keep an eye on our what's new page: http://www.tineye.com/releases (http://www.tineye.com/releases)
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: fotografer on December 19, 2009, 11:39
Firstly Leila, I apologize for using your site in a way not allowed by your rules.  It never occured to me that I was doing anything wrong.
Saying that, this would be a service that I would be willling to pay for.  Before my IP address was blocked I had found about 20 book and cd covers etc that I hadn't seen before as well as images of mine being used with watermarks so probably being used illigally.
Leila, could you tell me if this will be a permanent  ban or just temporary.
Thank you
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: Alatriste on December 19, 2009, 16:34
Ouch my ips was blocked too...
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: 7fttallrussian on December 20, 2009, 04:27
Thanks!
Hey guys, I am TinEye's CEO. Some of you may know me but I am a new participant in this forum. Thanks for your interest in TinEye. We know it will be a great too for all photographers to find where your images are appearing and being used. As you know the TinEye release we have out at the moment only allows you to search one image at a time. We are aware that this is a significant limitation for all of you and are working on our next release which will allow you to do exactly what you need: search an entire portfolio or simply track a set of images. We are looking forward to doing that in 2010. Of course keeping track of where your images are appearing requires that our index continues growing at a steady pace - which is our current focus.

As to Eyemypics: we do not allow automated scripts to hit our servers. That goes for any automated scripts, not just Eyemypics. I hope that you all understand that we are here to help you and provide one of the best image search engines - we just need your patience at the moment.


I better remove Eyemypics to avoid further problems.

It is easy to create a script, indistinguishably mimicking a stubborn user behavior allowed by the terms. Then banning the ip of a proper user might be a problem. Please, consider a restriction on the rate of requests from one ip instead of not allowing the script access.

The service similar to Google Alerts would be the best for a photographer. A photographer marks a set of images and receives a notification when a similar image appears in TinEye database. I'm not sure if it would be technically possible unless you use a really powerful clustering algorithm on your side :-)
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: jcpjr on December 21, 2009, 10:08
not sure but I think TinEye developers has this as an actual commercial service... Seem to recall something like that?

TinEye itself is supposed to be a fully featured but cutdown, single acces type version (kinda like jing for screencapture)

I can't think that they will allow this for long. Can you imagine what this will do to their public access servers if the micro community all hits them with complete database searches? Let's say half that? It's still about 4million search queries on a system that was designed for a "one by one" search.

ID say... Rather petition one of the big boys to add it as a feature... ID even pay for a search like that. Do it once every few weeks to see what's on where...

Quote from: ap link=topic=9548.msg126171#msg126171 date=
thanks a lot, using eyemypics has permanently blocked tineye for my isp.  >:(
users should be aware you may not be able to access tineye.com anymore.

Forgiss: thanks for your comments. Indeed. That's exactly why we don't allow automated scripts to hit our servers. But not to worry we are working hard to bring you guys this feature. It will be out soon.
And yes, when you are referring to a commercial service I think you mean our Commercial API https://api.tineye.com/ which is currently a corporate offering. No worries: image search is our focus and making TinEye a photographer's best friend is in our plans!

Hi Leila,
Any chance to unblock our IP's now that we realize our screw up. Your app is truly awesome and I have used it almost daily (singularly of course)....I'm looking forward to your advancements and any help you could provide.
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: vonkara on December 21, 2009, 14:13
Yea sorry for using your website against the rules. But I'm not reading each website terms... Serioulsy microstockers are probably 50% of your traffic. I'm willing to pay a small amount of money, when tineye will be accurate and give me access to a bigger database. But I can't do that with my Ip adress blocked.

At least let the people from this forum access again...
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: fotografer on December 21, 2009, 15:09
Pretty please ;)
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: Leila on December 21, 2009, 20:19
Pretty please ;)

Hi fotografer: I will look into this with my team tomorrow and update the forum then. Thanks for following up.

Leila
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: Alatriste on January 01, 2010, 13:43
Still blocked. Any updates?
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: vonkara on January 01, 2010, 14:08
Yea need updates, but I guess people from Tineye don't work today  :)
Title: Re: Find who uses your photos
Post by: jcpjr on January 22, 2010, 10:20
Hi Leila...any word yet? We're still blocked...thanks