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#1 hunnybunny

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Posted 10 May 2015 - 05:17 PM

Not sure if this is the right place for my question..
 
Can anyone recommend a good reverse image search engine? I've taken pic's of vintage items that I'd like to identify and research.

Edit: Topic moved from Graphics Design and Photo Editing to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 10 May 2015 - 05:23 PM

The two search sites that come to mind for me are:

https://images.google.com

And

https://www.tineye.com

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Posted 10 May 2015 - 05:46 PM

If your images are hosted on a site or if the images reside anywhere on the Internet, you can do a Google search, and Google will return the exact matches as well as similar images.  

 

For example, you can right click on the pictures (avatars) on this page and select 'Search Google for this image" 

 

Here are the results of searching Google for your bunny avatar. 



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Posted 10 May 2015 - 05:55 PM

The two search sites that come to mind for me are:

https://images.google.com

And

https://www.tineye.com

Thanks Animal.



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Posted 11 May 2015 - 10:34 AM

If your images are hosted on a site or if the images reside anywhere on the Internet, you can do a Google search, and Google will return the exact matches as well as similar images.  

 

For example, you can right click on the pictures (avatars) on this page and select 'Search Google for this image" 

 

Here are the results of searching Google for your bunny avatar. 

Hi Stolen - they're not sourced on the internet, they're pic's I took with my phone and now on my PC.



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Posted 11 May 2015 - 02:01 PM

Google images lets you upload an image and it will find similar images, although similar doesn't always mean relevant. It identifies subject matter by colours and types of shapes in an image, it sometimes finds "similar images" which are about as far removed in terms of what the thing physically is as can be imagined. It will work for any image you upload, but if those uploaded images do not exist elsewhere on the internet then it will be even less accurate. The accuracy of the system improves over time, the more data google has pass through it the more chances for these algorithms to learn to spot patterns. Maybe one day you will be able to upload any photograph of something and google will be able to recognise it exactly. For now though I suspect that google's image processing algorithms will think that one vintage item (try with a picture of a know type of rare old vehicle or something) looks much like another.

Edited by rp88, 11 May 2015 - 02:05 PM.

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 03:21 PM

Thanks for your imput rp88: I was able to find an Antique Furniture Value Lookup site which may be of help, but I'm also going to give Google images a shot as well. I think it's worth seeing if the query offers similar matches based on colours & shape types.

 

I realize now, after posting, that intuitivness is still in the early days mode and thinking further, I'm not sure I ever want Hal to read my mind. :alien:






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