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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

TinEye - Reverse Image Search

Have you ever discovered an old image on your hard drive and wondered where on earth you'd downloaded it from? Or maybe you're a quality addict like me and suspect that there are HQ copies of your favourite celebrity pics that you'd love to track down? (You know, so you can send them to KG and make him happy.)

Well, the answer to your prayers is TinEye, the 'reverse image search engine' from idée. You upload a source image (or give it the location of one on the web) then it tracks down similar pics that it's indexed and analysed. It can find matches even if they're different sizes, obscured by text, mirrored, cropped or rotated. It's infinitely superior to the limited 'related search' in Google Image Search or similar offerings from other vendors and is truly game-changing technology. Goodness knows how they do it, but it's a fantastic (and free) tool that I've already used to answer questions on the forums.

The only issue is that currently they 'only' have a billion images processed and the index size hasn't been expanded for a while now. If you're after recent photo shoots, you're out of luck. Still, give it a try and be sure to drop me a line if you come across anything you think should be shared with the rest of the kinky community. And be sure give the fascinating blog a read too; it includes entries on tracking down The Everywhere Girl, exposing fakes and other detective stories.

KG

2 Comments:

  • Whooo!!

    This rocks!! Made me find out the name of a model from a pic I got for AGES!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:43 pm  

  • Wonderful it worked, but it couldn't find anything I tried :)

    By Blogger Stellar Drift, at 12:18 am  

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