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TinEye is a reverse image search engine.

TinEye finds out where an image came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or if there is a higher resolution version.



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What is TinEye you ask?

  • TinEye is the de-facto search engine to find out where an image has appeared. TinEye is used by pro and amateur photographers, designers, researchers and creatives.
  • TinEye is the first image search engine on the web to use image recognition technology rather than keywords, metadata or watermarks. That's why it is called a reverse search engine: give TinEye an image and it will tell you where it appears and show you any modified copies online.
  • TinEye is pretty awesome and has devoted fans, but don't just take our word for it!

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TinEye in the news

Check out what folks are saying about TinEye. TinEye has been featured everywhere including:

Ars Technica

“If you are trying to keep track of how your creations are used across the web, or you saw an image and want to find out where it came from, TinEye is incredibly useful. When it comes to matching up images that could be posted on other parts of the web, TinEye excels.” — Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica

Popular Photography

“A major player in the image-search arena.” — Jack Howard, Popular Photography


“I've seen my fair share of image search demos, and they usually promise far more than they deliver... I finally saw one that deserves the name...” — Eric Schonfeld, TechCrunch

Boing Boing

“Idée is doing facinating stuff...” — Mark Frauenfelder, Boing Boing

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