Firefox Add-on: TinEye Reverse Image Search

Published › February 13, 2012 0 Comments

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TinEye is a reverse image search engine. The plugin adds a right-click menu item that allows you to search for an image to find out where it came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or to find higher resolution versions.

TinEye is the first image search engine on the web to use 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 our index to retrieve matches. TinEye does not typically find similar images; it finds exact matches including those that have been cropped, edited or resized.

How to Use This Add-on:
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

To set add-on preferences go to Tools>Add-ons in the Firefox menu bar. Locate ‘TinEye Reverese 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

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