Thursday, July 02, 2009

TinEye:Something That Might Be Useful Some Day

TinEye is a reverse image search engine. You upload your image, and TinEye attempts to match it to one in their database. If it succeeds, you have a name to go with the picture. For example, it correctly identified a young Sarah Palin for me from this picture, but came up with zero for David Orchard and this guy (who is actually quite famous: guess his name and you win some imaginary steak knives). Might be a worthwhile tool when their image database gets bigger. But since the point is usually to put a name to the picture of some obscurity, TinEye isn't there yet.

Not sure what the difference between TinEye and running a images file-name through google is.


Reality Bites said...

Message for "this picture" link:

Access forbidden!
You don't have permission to access the requested object. It is either read-protected or not readable by the server.

If you think this is a server error, please contact the webmaster.

Error 403

Ti-Guy said...

Ok, BCL...who is that?

bigcitylib said...

Lyndon Larouche. Geez, I thought you were a conniseur of the crazy.

Ti-Guy said...

Whatever gave you that idea? I come to this blog because you're doing the work I can't bear to.