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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

TinEye - Reverse Image Search

Yesterday, Google announced that they were completely revamping the way that image search results were displayed. It's a neat new display, try it out. But what if you've located an image and want to see how it's been used and reused on the web? That's where TinEye comes in. TinEye is a reverse image search engine. Here's how it works, upload an image to TinEye or paste an image url into TinEye and it will scour the web to locate other uses of that image. TinEye will give you the links to where your specified image has been used.

Learn more about TinEye in the video below.


Applications for Education
TinEye could be useful for teaching students to be aware of their digital footprints. You could use TinEye to show them that an image they upload to a social network could get reused in multiple places.

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