That picture looks odd …

Subscribe girl I was looking at the picture on the right, and was thinking, there’s something wrong with it.

But I didn’t know what.

So I did a check on TinEye*, and found several close matches.

This one is the closest, it’s from shutterstock.

By the looks of it, the first image was rotated left, so the display board was level; and it has been cropped.

* yes, I wrote about TinEye 3 years ago.  I’m still impressed with the service.

Now won’t Facial Recognition be interesting …

Or are those girls in the Facebook ads real???

And the answer, for at least half the time is YES and NO.

YES they’re real, and NO they’re not looking for love in all the wrong places.

Tineye, which I’ve blogged about before, is really useful for detecting the source of a photo.  Some Facebook examples follow:


From iStockPhoto,com

Katharine McPhee

Katharine McPhee anyone?
(and Katharine isn’t even 40 yet, shame on you Facebook)


Meet Courtney Friel, a 31 year old Entertainment reporter Fox News.

The point of all this?  Two.

  1. Not everything you see is as it is.
  2. Won’t Facial Recognition be interesting once Google/Facebook release it.
        As an example, take this photo:
    I don’t think the lady would really want to be identified as the bridal nose-picker.

Her name is Ines Sainz, in case you were wondering.

Ines Sainz - TinEye searchWhile looking for some aircraft photos, saw the picture right, with the title
“Pushing a pair of jeans to the absolute limits.”

Using the FireFox TinEye Plugin, I found out that the lady in the jeans is Ines Sainz.  Judging by her Wikipedia entry, one clever lady at that.

TinEye?  TinEye is a search engine for images.  By right-clicking on a image, and selecting “Search Image on TinEye”, it’ll search TinEye.