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Howitzer
08-18-2008, 07:28 PM
"A new visual search engine could help photographers keep track of their photographs whenever, and wherever, they appear on the internet. The TinEye search engine, developed by Canadian company Idee, allows users to search by uploading a picture rather than typing in a keyword. It then conducts a pixel by pixel search across the internet, flagging up all instances of that image even if it's been cropped, merged or digitally altered in some way."

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/219744/visual-search-engine-is-photographers-best-friend.html

This is the technology we've been waiting for. Once this launches, everyone will have the ability to track how their art is being used on the internet. Then you can sue the daylights out of anyone who dares to use your work without your permission.

SheepFactory
08-18-2008, 08:26 PM
You can already sign up and start using it. I just installed the tineye firefox plugin which adds a "search with tineye" option to right click menu.

ivanisavich
08-18-2008, 08:30 PM
Anybody tried it out? Does it work well?

panumme
08-18-2008, 09:12 PM
Fantastic! This could be really useful.

Syndicate
08-19-2008, 12:53 AM
Moderators... can you promote this tech somehow?

This is incredibly useful because now we have a way of tracking where our work is being shown on the web. The ever increasing problem of finding stolen work being used commercially is now going to be a smaller problem :)

This is one of the reasons why many artists refrain from showing their work online (without huge watermarks). This is especially the case with Architectural Visualisation work.

Also you may want to link this to the case of "lost works", whereby now corporations will need to go through a better system to find original owners of lost works.


Fantastic stuff.. this is a good week in art-tech

alexyork
08-19-2008, 09:40 AM
wow impressive. just ran a search on my tadao ando piece and it found one right off the bat:

http://tineye.com/query/e7059a1da1da6bb8043fa898fccc57e98576470a
original

http://www.cgsoft.ru/uploads/posts/2008-01/1201257220_finalzrender.jpg
crappy re-watermarked russian rip-off version

i've actually seen this image on several other sites with their own watermark slapped on top but i guess they messed with the colours or contrast or something which is fooling the engine. interestingly it didn't find the one on cgsociety itself, but then there's copyright text all over that (thankfully!).

iainbanks
08-19-2008, 11:30 AM
sweet plugin, using it now. This can only get better as it indexes more images on the web.

Syndicate
08-19-2008, 02:35 PM
Thanks for the test. Im sorry that you got your work ripped.. but hey this is exactly what I'm talking about.





wow impressive. just ran a search on my tadao ando piece and it found one right off the bat:

http://tineye.com/query/e7059a1da1da6bb8043fa898fccc57e98576470a
original

http://www.cgsoft.ru/uploads/posts/2008-01/1201257220_finalzrender.jpg
crappy re-watermarked russian rip-off version

i've actually seen this image on several other sites with their own watermark slapped on top but i guess they messed with the colours or contrast or something which is fooling the engine. interestingly it didn't find the one on cgsociety itself, but then there's copyright text all over that (thankfully!).

alexyork
08-19-2008, 02:39 PM
Thanks for the test. Im sorry that you got your work ripped.. but hey this is exactly what I'm talking about.

well this happens to a great many people's images. other sites take content from, for example, cgsociety and slap their logo on to make people think it's their own hosted content. it's cheeky but as long as they're not making any money from it (besides minimal traffic revenue) there's not much we can do to prevent it. it just proves how shabby these sites are and how people should not support them.

miketche
08-19-2008, 09:06 PM
Another thread here. (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=2&t=665326)

Shady3D
08-23-2008, 06:37 AM
it was just a matter of time till they achieve this technology and i was waiting for it .

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