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The same helpful commenter who gave me a hand on this morning’s mystery dentist office flyer post also hipped me to the wonder that is TinEye, a Heaven-sent search engine that lets you upload or link to an image, and then finds other instances of the same image, or cropped or resized versions of it, all over the web. Sort of like Google’s Similar Images, but with the ability to directly upload your query image. Next time I have a mystery photo, I’ll know where to go. [Thanks again, David Beckford!]

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Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


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  1. Shadyman on said:

    There’s also an add-on for Firefox, so you can just right-click an image and “search on tineye”

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