TinEye searches images in reverse

Find an image's location using TinEye for Google Chrome.

TinEye, a Web-crawling Google Chrome extension, has the job of locating an image's site of origin. While you are on a Web site, TinEye will open a gallery filled with the page's images. After selecting the image you want, TinEye will try to find it in their database of 1,647,128,150 images and their respective sites. Though this service would be very useful, it failed to come up with a satisfactory amount of results during testing.

After the quick installation, a little T icon is installed to the right-hand side of Chrome's address bar. To find Web sites to which your selected image belongs, simply click on this icon and a gallery of the page's images will show up. After you have selected your image, a separate tab with TinEye's homepage will appear. This page is organized and not cluttered. The problem is that TinEye does not have many obscure photos to crawl through. Sure, it has many site results for images of Lady Gaga, but it does not have many basic blog pictures that are easy to find otherwise.

If TinEye were able to search a larger portion of the Internet for images, this extension would be great. However, their database is not impressive.

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