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Introducing “Thursday’s Thuper Cool Web-thite Award”…. (drum roll)…. Tin Eye!

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“What is TinEye?

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. For some real TinEye search examples, check out our Cool Searches page.”

I tested TinEye out myself with some old pic I stole from Flickr…and it worked! Apparently at least six other people have also stolen it and reposted on their blog, myspace etc.  For more examples of successful searches, check here

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