Image searching with TinEye.com

Posted By on May 10, 2008

TinEyeHere’s an interesting search engine designed for images from TinEye.com. The unique search actually searches by “pixel” and not words or keyword and will find similar photos and graphical files located on other website on the Internet. Although the site is currently no where close to archiving the billions of images on webpages, it does search 487 million images as of May 2008. It is interesting to know just what images are being used and where and might offer another way to track down similar sites.

TinEye was mentioned in Amber McArthur’s blog, which I’ll include below, and my have a unique way for web surfers to look for image content. I don’t see it surpassing Google for Images, but the technology being employed is cutting edge. Very interesting.

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Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.
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