While face recognition technologies can be helpful in some cases, they have various privacy-related concerns. However, that does not mean companies are not using the technology to provide face-search services. PimEyes is one such service that lets you face-search anyone. You can upload a photo of yourself or anybody else, for that matter, and it provides you with pretty accurate results of all the photos on the internet that matches the face in the photo you uploaded. Check out the details right below.
PimEyes Face Search Website Details
Developed back in 2017, PimEyes uses a combination of advanced face recognition technology and a search engine to find a person’s image(s) on the internet. The company believes that everyone has the right to find out whether or not their images are being used for identity theft or on any explicit website, and claim their image rights or request to remove their images if they are being used without permission.
PimEyes works like a search engine for images that uses modern technologies like facial recognition, artificial intelligence, and reverse image search to operate. Users can simply upload an image of the face to start their search. Once the image is uploaded on the PimEyes website, the tool takes less than a second to scour the internet and find the photos of the person who in question. Now, it is worth mentioning that PimEyes does not take social media platforms into account while conducting its search. Instead, the tool looks for publicly-available images on blogs, websites, and other public platforms.
So, as you can see, all the search results were taken from our Beebom website where I previously uploaded my photos. The tool did not go through my social media profiles to get the images. Rather it searched public websites, such as our platform, to find the images.
Now, it is worth mentioning that PimEyes is not freeware and requires a subscription to access certain features. For starters, although you can perform a search by uploading a photo, you need a subscription plan to access the source website of the search results.
You can either choose a monthly plan that ranges from $29.99/month (~ Rs 2,320) for the entry-level plan and goes up to $299.99/ month (~ Rs 23,200) for the Advanced plan. The annual plan starts at $300.70/year (~ Rs 23,300) and goes up to $3,004.70/year (~ Rs 2,33,000/ year). You can check out PimEyes’ subscription plans on its official website. So, what do you think about PimEyes? Did you use it to perform a search for your image yet? If not, do it now, and let us know your experience in the comments below.