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Plugins, widgets & badges

Find out more about the TinEye official browser plug-ins, widgets and bookmarklets to make your searching easier and faster.

TinEye

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The TinEye browser plug-ins

Firefox

How to install

  1. Click on the Firefox logo above
  2. Once on the 'Add-ons for Firefox' page, click the green 'Add to Firefox' installation button
  3. Click 'Install Now'
  4. Restart Firefox to complete your changes

How to use

  1. To use the add-on, simply right-click on any web image and select "Search image on TinEye" from the context menu. Results are displayed for you at tineye.com
  2. To set add-on preferences go to Tools > Add-ons in the Firefox menu bar. Locate 'TinEye Reverse Image search' in the Add-ons window list and click the 'Options' button. From here you can:
  • Show/hide TinEye icon in context menu
  • Set sort order preference
  • Open searches in background, foreground or current tab

How to uninstall

  1. In the Firefox browser, select 'Tools > Add-ons' from the menu bar
  2. Select 'TinEye Reverse Image Search' from the Add-ons window list
  3. Click the 'Uninstall' button
  4. Restart Firefox to complete your changes
Right Click in Firefox

Chrome

How to install

  1. Click on the Chrome logo above
  2. Once on the 'Google Chrome Extensions' page, click the blue 'Install' button and confirm if prompted

How to use

  1. To use the add-on, simply right-click on any web image and select "Search Image on TinEye" from the context menu. Results are displayed for you at tineye.com
  2. To set extension preferences go to Tools > Extensions in the Chrome menu bar. Locate 'TinEye Reverse Image search' in the extensions list and click the 'Options' link. From here you can:
  • Set sort order preference
  • Open searches in background, foreground or current tab

How to uninstall

  1. Click the 'Tools' icon in the Chrome toolbar and select 'Extensions'
  2. Click 'uninstall' next to the TinEye Reverse Image Search extension
Right Click in Chrome

Internet Explorer

April 2011. The TinEye IE plugin has been updated!
Version 1.2 Improvements include:

  • Fixed bug where the plugin sometimes failed to work for images from a Google image search in IE8 and IE9
  • Added better handling of background images
  • Fixed bug where plugin failed to work when searching off a TinEye search result image
  • Fixed bug where plugin would always open in a new window instead of a new tab, even if the "Always open pop-ups in a new tab" browser option was set.

How to install

  1. Click the IE logo above, then select 'Run' from the File Download window
  2. When asked 'Do you want to run this software?', select 'Run'
  3. The installer will finish without displaying any message
  4. Restart IE
  • IE8, IE9 and IE10 users must enable the "Allow active content to run in files on My Computer" security option to run the TinEye plugin. In the browser, go to Tools > Internet Options > Advanced > Security, then check "Allow active content to run in files on My Computer" and restart the browser.
  • If you would like the plugin to open your TinEye search results in a new IE tab rather than a new IE window, go to Tools > Internet Options > General Tab > Tabs Section > Settings, then choose "Always open pop-ups in a new tab" and click OK.

How to uninstall

  1. From the Windows Control Panel, select 'Add or Remove Programs' (Windows XP) or 'Uninstall a program' (Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8)
  2. Choose 'TinEye Internet Explorer plugin v1.x' from the program list to remove
Right Click in Internet Explorer

Safari

How to install

  1. Click the Safari link above
  2. Go to View > Show Downloads and double-click on the downloaded extension
  3. When asked "Are you sure you want to install the extension 'Tineye'?" click "Install"
  • If you currently have tabs open, you will need to refresh those tabs before the extension will work on them.

How to use

  1. To use the extension, simply right-click on any web image and select either "Search Image on TinEye" or "Search Page on TinEye". Results are displayed for you at tineye.com
  2. To set add-on preferences go to Safari settings > Preferences > Extensions in the Safari menu bar. Locate "TinEye" in the extensions list and click on it. From here you can:
  • Set sort order preference
  • Open searches in background, foreground or current tab

How to uninstall

  1. Go to Safari settings > Preferences > Extensions in the Safari menu bar
  2. Locate "TinEye" in the extensions list and click on it
  3. Click the "Uninstall" button
Right Click in Safari

Opera

How to install

  1. Click the Opera link above
  2. Once on the 'Opera extensions' page, click the 'Add to Opera' button
  3. When asked "Install extension?" click "Install"

How to use

  1. To use the add-on, simply right-click on any web image and select "Search on TinEye" from the context menu. Results are displayed for you at tineye.com
  2. To set add-on preferences go to Opera > Extensions > Manage Extensions in the Opera menu bar. Locate "TinEye Reverse Image Search" in the extensions list and click on on the wrench icon > Preferences. From here you can:
  • Set sort order preference
  • Open searches in background or foreground tab

How to uninstall

  1. Go to Opera > Extensions > Manage Extensions in the Opera menu bar
  2. Locate "TinEye Reverse Image Search" in the extensions list
  3. Click the "Uninstall" button
Right Click in Opera

Troubleshooting

  • The menu item is missing

    Other browser plugins you are using may be interfering with the TinEye plugin. Try disabling all your other plugins to see if the TinEye one becomes active.

    or

    Some images are presented in such a way that a plugin can't detect them. Try copying and pasting the page's URL into TinEye's URL search field and clicking the "Search" button.