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How Do You Bypass TinEye?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by mordred, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. mordred

    mordred Registered Member

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    I want to make sure my images are unique and untraceable.

    With my header for instance I have cropped the image, changed opacity and added text to it - but at tineye.com it still finds similar versions...

    What should I do to get around this?

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. Topher

    Topher Registered Member

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    Depends on what is in the image, but most likely you can flip the image horizontal in photoshop. Like a mirror image. Of course you will need to remove the text prior and re add it.
     
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  3. GrizzlyAdams

    GrizzlyAdams Regular Member

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    it has to do with the exif data
     
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  4. Topher

    Topher Registered Member

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    BTW, Tineye uses coordinates like connect the dots to identify similar pictures. Changing the opaqueness would have little effect.
     
  5. SweTech

    SweTech Power Member

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    I don´t get what you mean. Do you want to prevent TinEye to crawl your images? Then just use robots.txt
     
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    Tinyeye uses the PHP GDLib to get rgb values for different coordinates as well as the overall average of an image. Flipping it horizontally will result in the same rgb avg as well as the having the same exact corner rgb sums.

    To get around this flip it horizontally, and also crop the image slightly. What I do is change square images to rectangles and rectangle images to squares. This gives me a unique image almost 100% of the time.
     
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    Lol it does not do that stuff. You think it's that technical? You think it has the resources to store that much data on every single image on the internet?

    It uses the exif data that every image has to search for that data in other photos on the internet.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Hmm maybe but how they do partial fingerprint ?

    faq say following :

    TinEye can even find a partial fingerprint match. Our fingerprinting technologies have been developed by Idée Inc..

    from : http://www.tineye.com/faq#how

    exif data in our fingerprints ?
     
  9. mordred

    mordred Registered Member

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    No, my thoughts are that having "unique" photos on your site is better than having "dupe" ones (or may be in the future). Also, even though these photos are allowed for distribution, I prefer them to be untraceable.

    I will flip and crop the images, but how can I change the EXIF data? Any prog you can recommend?
     
  10. Hydro

    Hydro BANNED BANNED

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    Exifer for PC, or if you have a Mac there is Reveal.
     
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  11. Drink More Tea

    Drink More Tea Regular Member

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    The way TinEye works has nothing to do with exif data.

    You can test this out yourself by taking exif data from one image and using it with another.

    It will not show up as a duplicate of the image you are testing.
     
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  12. Autumn

    Autumn Elite Member

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    If you want to "unique-ify" images on a large scale I would highly recommend learning how to use Imagemagick.

    You can strip meta data, resize, optimize, crop, rotate etc. all in a completely automated way. It's a command line app but unmatched for working on images in an automated way. It's also free / open source.

    Making your images unique is essential not only for Tineye but for getting unique images in to Google Image Search, making unique profile pics for Twitter etc.
     
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