[Internet] Photo source tracking

Today i was checking one of my friends Facebook group its called "Guess the anime & the character" , the idea is guessing the show from where the picture was taken and guessing the name of character too, and as i am not that into anime shows and i wanted to participate and try to answer at least one correct answer without watching all that shows and episodes ! what seems very boring idea for me !! so something pop on my mind , why i cant trace the source of the picture and then identify from which site it was taken? so that was my little project for today,

I was able to trace a lot of photos by this way , add to that you can know if the photo was modified and see all that modifying history , so here is how :

How to trace the photo source?!

1. Go to TinEye reverse image search

this site is relatively new site, it offers tracking service for the source of the photo , and if there is any modifying it will show it too , the site still in Beta version , so it needs some time till its database includes more results.

2.When you open the site you will see two option, the first to upload the photo from you computer and the second is to paste the URL of the photo.

3.Now for our example here, i will chose to upload the photo from my computer, this is the photo i want to trace,

4.After choosing Browse and locate the photo in my computer, here is the result i got;

5.Then i followed the link provided and i found the original site , and yeap! i knew the name of the show and the character too!!

Be careful!!

1. some of the photos i tried in that site, it couldn't locate the source, according to the site their database still fresh , so they need some time to improve it !".....Our search index is still very small—just a fraction of all the images on the web! But our index is always growing, so be sure to search for this image again later....."

2. I recommend using the upload way in that site in tracking photos,because i tried to track same photos by copying the URL and unfortunately they couldn't find it , but when i upload the same photo they locate the source successful !

sorry Biraru (the creator of Guess the anime & the character Facebook group ) for ruining your game! :)

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3 Response to "[Internet] Photo source tracking"

  1. Biraru says:
    December 17, 2009 at 9:05 PM

    This is interesting, not only I didn't know that you have this blog; but also I didn't expect to find my name here :p

    Don't worry man.. it's OK to try your best to find the answer even without watching the anime, but I have to remind you of one thing:


    But I'll not forgive you for one thing; you said: "without watching all that shows and episodes ! what seems very boring idea for me".......... will; it's OK.. don't watch anime if you don't want to know the meaning of "enjoy" ^^

  2. Amira says:
    June 8, 2010 at 1:03 AM

    This is awesome. If only I knew of this b4. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Dr.Mohammed says:
    June 8, 2010 at 3:03 PM

    @ Amira

    now you know ;)

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