TinEye is an image search engine that provides a reverse lookup for online images. Back in the day it was one of the first search engines of its kind and it pioneered in using image identification technology rather than keywords, metadata or watermarks for effectively locating similar images and related links. TinEye Reverse Image Search is a Chrome extension that provides reverse image lookup functionality from the right-click context menu in Chrome.
To perform a search, right click on an image and choose “Search Image On TinEye”. This creates a unique digital signature for the selected image and compares it to every other image in the TinEye index in order to find suitable matches. Basically it does not look for similar images and in fact finds exact matches including the ones that are cropped, edited or resized.
After choosing the appropriate option from the right-click context menu, you will be redirected to the Tineye website where the search result for the image will be displayed with similar pictures and links which can help you trace the origin of the original image.
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