About Us We build scalable, innovative image search and recognition solutions.

We started Idée with the goal of making images searchable visually.

Using image search and recognition, we work with some of the world's largest firms to:

  • Search a multi-billion image collection in seconds
  • Search through millions of products using a photograph taken with a mobile phone
  • Search images using color with what we believe to likely be the best color search engine in the world
  • Connect your product images to data via mobile phones
  • Implement large-scale image de-duplication and comparison solutions
  • Track usage of ten's of millions of images in thousands of publications worldwide with incredible accuracy delivering the world's only print image tracking service

Idée's image recognition technologies are used by leading software and services firms worldwide including: Adobe Systems, eBay, iStockphoto, Splash News, Associated Press, Agence France Presse, Kayak, SecondStory.

Image Search and Technology Leadership

Our expertise in large scale image search and recognition as well as a decade of research and development in image and video search are the foundation of our engineered enterprise solutions.

Our image recognition APIs are robust and designed to easily be integrated in our clients' environments – at enterprise scale. Our clients integrate our image recognition and mobile search solutions to solve their business and image search challenges. Our technology can be integrated with our client's existing technology infrastructure, without disruption.


Our technology is proven and scalable. We deliver fast and robust solutions for image collections ranging from a handful to multi-billion images.

We have tailored our technology to solve some of the most challenging image search and recognition problems for start-ups to the world's largest firms. We understand both the strengths and limitations of automated image search and can easily determine your project's feasibility and the requirements to implement it. So get in touch, we would love to hear from you.

Idée is a proudly independent, privately held company headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

TinEye – Made in Canada with love, and caffeine.

Our Leadership

Our Advisory Board


We are loved! We are admired!

We built awesome image recognition software and solutions and the world noticed.

Join our team

TinEye is growing and we are looking for smart and passionate individuals to join our tiny talented team.

If you see yourself working in our world, we would like to hear from you.

See our jobs at TinEye.