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  • Saurabh

    Been using it since the private beta stage. I had needed a similar images search and had found Gazopa. Did not find Tineye at that time and Google, I think, had not come out with similar images search at that time. However nice to know the differences. You should have included Google in the comparison.

  • @Saurabh

    Google uses rather different approach and doesn’t take image as input (I think?). It is related but different.

    And since I am mostly using TinEye and almost don’t use Google Image Search it was easier for me to fall back on former for comparison.

  • Saurabh

    @Rarst Ah yes. I noticed now that images are not allowed to be uploaded in Google. They only let you select images in their search and click “Find similar images”. Good for both TinEye and Gazopa though. I guess it must be the ultimate fear of IT companies that Google enters their market with all its glory without buying them out.
    I also noticed now that TinEye has 1,371,723,161 images in its index compared to only 60,000,000 for Gazopa. Unless Google enters properly into the game, TinEye is the winner here.

  • Saurabh

    On trying out Tineye a little more I find that what you have mentioned as a advantage for Tineye is actually for me its downside. Its searches are so exact and so precise that I can’t really see a use for it other than searching for image copyright violations. Many of my searches returned 0 results.
    On a different note, what about allowing us commenters to edit our comments? I find that a comment without at least one edit is not enough for me. :)

  • @Saurabh

    Yep, it is primarily for exact matches. It’s their business, TinEye is kinda promotional product.

    I considered plugin to edit comments in place. Downside is that such plugins load extra scripts in page, which slows it down. Since very low percentage of visitors comment it is harming many to benefit few.

    It also isn’t mainstream enough feature to be always expected. Personally I rely on Opera’s spell checker and proofreading before submit. :)

  • Saurabh

    Its okay if you are fine with me commenting 5 times on a post. :) No I was not really meaning proofreading. I generally am not able to think linearly and only remember about some things I had tried out or I should have tried out only after commenting.

  • @Saurabh

    I don’t mind at all. :) And you are hardly only reader around to do that by the way. It is better to have vocal commenters than mute.

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