Using Google's Search By Image has become a common option for photographers, agencies and organisations that need to manage and protect their content online.
There are serious limitations however to the effectiveness of one by one search platforms such as Google SBI (Tin Eye offers an option that also falls into this category).
Image Witness offers you an automated platform to manage and protect your entire photography collection online in a way that gives you back your time.
When you look at the actual costs of using a one by one search solution. It very quicky becomes an expensive process
|Using Google Image Search||Minutes||Using Image Witness||Minutes|
|Click upload or drag image onto page||1 min||Click upload and select as many files and folders as you like||1 min|
|Look at first results page and try to find results that might be interesting||2 min||View all results for all images in a single list||1 min|
|Copy paste links that need to be followed up into excel or save bookmarks||3 min||Automated tagging has already grouped previous results (and similar previous results)||0 min|
|Click next page to look at the next page of results for your first image||1 min||Filter, soft and group results for all images using our flexible search system||10 min|
|Copy paste links that need to be followed up into excel or save bookmarks||3 min||Result management completed. Engage with clients that are using your images, leverage our infringement management service or rest assured that you are in control of your content online||2 min|
|Repeat for upto 15 pages (assume avg 7 pages per image with 1min looking at results and 3mins saving results)||28 mins||Image Witness - Image management and protection completed for the month|
|Repeat for 19 images (28mins for each image)||532 mins|
|Total Time - Google:||9.5hrs||Total Time - Image Witness||14mins|
What happen's next? - Without Image Witness, the hard work can just be beginning. Managing your photo's copyright involves engagment with numerous infringement resources and upfront costs (Included for free in our infringement management service offered with any plan)
Even if you do find infringements with other systems and then manage to follow them up, The time invested in the process far outweighs the benefits (Commercially and personally).