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A reverse search for images

A reverse search for images
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If you're a photo enthusiast, you probably upload pictures to the Web. You could put them on a sharing site or a personal site.

Putting them online is a good way to gain exposure. However, others might, um, "borrow" your work.

Well, there's an easy way to find out. Just do an image search on TinEye. You can upload an image or specify an image URL. You'll see where else your photo appears online!

The site doesn't use image names or metadata to find matches. Instead, it uses image identification technology for greater accuracy. It makes it almost impossible for a thief to rename and hide your images successfully.

Of course, you don't need to be a photographer to use TinEye. You can use it for such practical applications as to find a higher resolution copy of an image. You can also see how others have modified images. Check its Cool Searches page for fun ideas.

TinEye has more than 2 billion images indexed. More are added each week. The information or photo you need is just a click away.

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