Tineye - Image Search Engine

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  1. B_dumbcow

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    I found this site just a couple of days ago and found it very interesting.

    All you do is put in the URL of a picture and it does some weird technical jazzy thing and comes up with where that picture can be found elsewhere on the internet.

    For example, I put in a portrait of a recognizable figure, and instantly got back near too 800 results, showing where that picture pops up around the internet, and also showing the picture in various stages of photoshop.


    However, I must point out the ToS of the site clearly states "Submission of pornographic or illegal files is strictly prohibited."

    :rolleyes: Just thought it was quite a weird and wonderful thing.


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    There was anothere thread here about it, recently. It's in beta, only, and I have been added to the "Waiting list". Am really curious to use it, though.
     
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    I don't know what beta is, but it holds 487 million pictures to choose from.

    I did see the original thread claiming that it can help identify pornstars, which isn't true unless they have clothes on. And let's face it, if someone puts a pornstar in their gallery, they don't usually have clothes on :tongue:

    I think a version of this that contains adult pictures could be useful in identifying fakes.
     
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    I was seconds away from suggesting that. There are other image search engines but I've never used one so I don't know how good of a job they do.
     
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    Can you put his avatar in. :eek:

    I mean can you cut and paste a pic and find it that way, or does it have to be from an URL?
     
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    A "beta" is a "test version" of a program; it means it is not yet fully complete or ready for public consumption.

    I was really hoping to use it to help 'convict' some image theives I know of. . .plus I wanted to see if someone else was using MY pics!!! Since it's a search engine, I don't understand why they wouldn't let you search pornographic or copyrighted images; it's not like your using them.
     
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    Nope just right click - properties and a URL pops up. HugoB's avatar got 89 results.
     
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    Okay. Got it. I requested an invite. It looks like FUN. :biggrin1:
     
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    Oh, I see!

    I know it's silly they don't let porn pics on, but I'm sure there will be another similar version made which will allow pornographic images... then there will be a worldwide outing of fakers. :smile:
     
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    It is! But your avatar got no results...?! :confused:
     
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    Do you think this thing will be able to find someone who looks like me? LOL
     
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    Not in this Galaxy. :biggrin1:
     
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