Search images using image, Reverse Image search for chrome


Long back we had told you about a reverse image search engine called Tinyeye that does the job of searching images using an image. Google image search also recently copied that feature of reverse image search where you can search an image using an image, so that you can find out from where the original image has been ripped off, also some better quality high version of the image on the web. It shows the best match to the image and displays the result according to it.

From Tinyeye, today we have a reverse image search extension for Google chrome where you can search for an image using any image on the web with just right click context menu. Suppose, if you find an image on any web page, you can right click the image and hit the ‘search image using tinyeye’ feature on your right click context menu, so that the addon quickly opens a new tab to search for an image using the image which you choose.

Tinyeye now displays images based on the image which you choose, it shows images sorted in the order of best match, most changed, biggest image etc. If you’re owning the copyright of the image, you can find out who all has copied the image without proper credit and so on.

Just for a better understanding about Tineye service, it uses image identification technology rather than keywords, metadata or watermarks. When you submit an image to be searched, TinEye creates a unique and compact digital signature or ‘fingerprint’ for it, then compares this fingerprint to every other image in its index to retrieve matches. TinEye does not typically find similar images; it finds exact matches including those that have been cropped, edited or resized.

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