Thursday, November 4, 2010

FOR for week of Nov. 8

Featured Online Resource
Nov 8, 2010

Every week, the Ort Library brings you a new and outstanding resource from the Web or from one of the library's databases. To get an archive of all FOR entries, click here. Also, you can suggest a website that provides well-organized access to useful info.

THIS WEEK'S Featured Online Resource
Tin Eye Reverse Image Search Engine

Got a picture? Want to see where else it’s used on the web? Maybe you want to find similar images? Maybe you’re just trying to identify it? Well, TinEye can help you with that.

TinEye is a reverse image search engine. You search for images using images, not words to find out where the image came from, how it’s being used, if modified versions exist, or to find higher resolution copies.

It works by "creat[ing] a unique and compact digital signature or ‘fingerprint’ for each image that is added to the index. When you submit a search image to TinEye, its fingerprint is analyzed on-the-fly and compared to the fingerprint of every single image in the TinEye search index. The result is a detailed list of websites using that image, or modifications of that image."

Jump right in from their homepage. From there you can upload an image or insert a URL that contains the image you are using to search. Get to know all the details by watching this video from their About page or visiting the FAQ page.

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