Find Similar Images – Image Search Engine

Normally the image searching technology used by major search engines including Google deploy a technology where we can key in a search word or phrase and the search engine will return the image results of that particular search. But what about if you want to search for similar images specific to your chosen image?
TinEye comes to light in this aspect of finding images through the input of an image. Here’s the publishers description:

TinEye is a reverse image search engine. You can submit an image to TinEye 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.

Here is the video explaining all this concept..

Another good thing about TinEye is that it has got a plugin for both firefox and internet explorer. One can easily install the plugins and then right click any image and select “Search Image on TinEye”.
Right click to activate plugin
TinEye Plugin for Firefox
TinEye Plugin for Internet Explorer






7 responses to “Find Similar Images – Image Search Engine”

  1. Leila Boujnane

    Thanks for reviewing TinEye. If you are curious to see where your blog header image is appearing, here is a little link:
    Thanks again for giving TinEye a try.

    1. Sanix

      Oh great Leila, I’m just amazed over the search 🙂 . I was a fan of the image search idea and now I’m a fan of TinEye 🙂


    Please learn the difference between a plug-in and an extension. You will sound a bit less incredulous.

  3. Bubba D

    i wish there was a way to upload a image file to the website for regonizing without first having to access the website
    anyone made a script?
    because its anoyying having to find a image twice

    a image to find in directory c:\blah\somthing.jpg
    goto website then upload file (default directory then have to find it again)

    so anoyying
    yet no prog for this?

  4. Bubba D

    note: anyone made a script?
    sorry i meen without using a upload button (which slows down the process)
    a determind file already selected for upload.

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