Friday, June 17, 2011

Google reverse image search on desktop

Google finally adjusted their Goggles service for the desktop, so we can now also add their service to list of reverse image search tools, which already included the algorithms of TinEye, Cydral and GazoPa among others. First results show it's a winner, returning more identical results, more visually similar images, and interesting context information. Go to to see if it's available in your region.

To commemorate the occasion, I released a new version of RevEye, the Chrome plugin to perform reverse image searches. It now includes searches by Google, TinEye, Cydral, and I've added Yandex and Baidu to the list since they also do pretty well.

RevEye v1.3 is a free download available from the chrome web store.


Frederick said...

Is there a way of searching for images on you desktop/Picture folder? I have yet to find something like this and was just wondering if you knew of something like this. So far, as far as I know, Google only searches for images on the Internet and not on ones desktop.

Steven Van Vaerenbergh said...

Sure, you can do this from Just press the camera icon and upload a file.

Anonymous said...

Is there a way to disable some of the search engines? I would like to use only two or three, but still be able to use the "use one default option" thing.

Steven Van Vaerenbergh said...

Good idea. At the moment that is not implemented, but I've added it to the to do list