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trace flickr image (don't have original file name)

Hi, is there any way to trace who is the owner of an image we got from flickr?

A year ago we had contacted the owner and we had agreed to use his image but we lost our history of conversations due to a disaster and now we only have a jpg copy of his image without the original file name.

We know that it was posted on flickr since thats how we first came across the photo.

Any ideas how we can trace the owner of the photo?

Tried http://delarge.co.uk/gallery/tools/finder/ but it didn't return any results.
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ChopOMaticCommented:
Can you explain in a little more detail?
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george82Author Commented:
I had downloaded an image off flickr back in may 2008, and after contacting him, the author gave me permission to use it as the basis of a magazine ad that we did at that time for our company.

Now I want to use the image for a different purpose, and I want to find the author, so as to ask him if I can use the image again.

So I'm asking if I can upload the photo somewhere and see if there is a match in flickr set of images?
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brunoCommented:
can you post the jpg file name here and upload the image somewhere we can see it?
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ChopOMaticCommented:
Hmmm, I don't know of a way to do that, but then again, I've never tried.
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george82Author Commented:
this one:

Thanks
flickr-image.jpg
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brunoCommented:
do you have the original name as well?

might try these, i tried but only quickly:

http://www.instantfundas.com/2008/08/3-unique-tools-to-search-flickr-photos.html
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btanExec ConsultantCommented:
You may want to try the below

a) Check for EXIF data of the image
- http://regex.info/blog/other-writings/online-exif-image-data-viewer

If you can get or recall the image ID, below may be useful approach

1) What happens if you've downloaded a photo from Flickr but forgotten to make note of the photo owner. Or maybe you've seen a Flickr photo on the web that doesn't link back to its page on Flickr. Use this to open the photo page.
- http://curiouskiwi.com/Brenda/flickrsearch.htm

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2) www.flickr.com/services/api/explore/?method=flickr.photos...
E.g. photos11.flickr.com/[PICID]_5472bd98e1_m.jpg

Enter the ID (what you've labelled PICID) and secret (what you've called CODE) in the appropriate boxes, and you'll get a bunch of XML as a repsonse - if you read carefully through the response, you'll see something like this:

<owner nsid="34817627100@N01" username="matt" realname="Matt Smillie" location="Edinburgh, UK"/>

You can then go to the person's profile using the @N number: flickr.com/people/34817627100@N01 leads to my page.
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btanExec ConsultantCommented:
Quite tough to find the source unless you can extract more information to trace back.

Anyway, see this link that shared possible services to search for similar image - hopefully that will reveal more info and probably the owner or other user that can share more info :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/82733052@N00/3999390800/

But note that there will be false positive and manual search seems inevitable.
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george82Author Commented:
didn't find the image but good info nonetheless. Thanks
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