Pre-alpha sneak peek at Firefox add-on!

In this video, our founder and CEO Jonas Öberg walks us through a pre-alpha version of the plugin for Mozilla Firefox. The catalog is currently seeded with information about 10,000 images from Wikimedia Commons, and the Firefox plugin can match images seen on other web sites with images from the catalog, meaning you […]

Image by Flickr user LoKan via photopin

The iPhone 6 and copying data to the cloud

Unless you have been living in a completely isolated monastery, you are probably aware that the iPhone 6 was released on the 19th for general public sale (and the very first purchaser, a guy in Perth, Australia, dropped it while being interviewed on camera). Here in Montreal, a quick walk by the Apple store around 7pm […]

Photo by Claire Litton, CC licensed, currently used as background

Updates on!

When creative works – images in particular – are shared and used online today, they frequently lose their connection with the original. Even only one share often makes it impossible to find out where an image came from, who created it, or what permissions someone has to use it. What license is it released under…and […]

By Flickr user elhombredenegro

The New Generation of Trash Pickers

By now everyone knows, or should, that anything on the Web is susceptible to misuse or abuse. Personal information (such as social security numbers and credit card information) should not be posted to untrustworthy sites. With people relying more and more on digital media, internet fraud and identity theft are on the rise. This is […]


Digital image matching, part 2: finding similar hashes

Last week, Artem described our implementation of blockhash for image matching. The second part of making this into a service that can find similar images is to search for hashes that are close but not always matches. To do this we have implemented an algorithm called HmSearch[1]: C++ library and command line tools Node.js package […]

Screen capture from The Big Lebowski

Laughing or crying at Le Corbusier: Every action has consequences

Le Corbusier is one of those names: many have heard of him but few know why. (This is based on a totally unscientific poll I took at a party. It reflects the poor quality of knowledge among my chosen friends, and bad science on my part to generalize it in this way) Anyway, we vaguely […]

The Abduction of Europa by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn.
 Digital image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program.

Digital image matching, part 1: Hashing

One particularly interesting planned feature is matching images found online with the catalog, which in turn makes it possible to retrieve metadata by comparing image contents to the records in our database. This, for instance, allows looking up metadata instantly from the browser when we see an image on the web. After some explorations […]

Photo by Flickr user noelpenn

#To Tweet or Not to Tweet?

Social media sites are privately-owned public gathering places filled with all manner of images and articles, and are perfect for sharing current events and raising public awareness. In short order they have replaced newspapers, magazines, and television for speed of information delivery and number of subscribers. They have revolutionized how the world shares information. So […]