TinEye is a remarkable search engine that finds images based on an image you provide:
TinEye is a reverse image search engine. You can submit an image to TinEye to find out where it came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or to find higher resolution versions.
I was at a company’s website and thought the images there were too professional looking, depicting people too clean-cut for the company.
I wondered if the photo really represented the people in their company or was it a stock photo; that is, was it used on other websites?
It’s not perfect though:
- It didn’t detect the owner of the lips from Whose lips are these?
- The header images at J-walk appears to only match on dimension and the text he inserted into the images.
Still, interesting engine. Useful for website owners to determine if their images have been stolen.