Idée Inc.

Toronto, Canada Canada
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Idée Inc. develops advanced image recognition and visual search software. Idée's Image Monitoring Service is an innovative video and still–image recognition system that analyzes each client's visual assets and actively tracks where their images have appeared, both in print publications and on the Internet. Idée's proprietary software creates a digital fingerprint for each client image and compares it to images scanned from publications and crawled from the Internet. The service provides clients with reports of where their images and videos have been used, allowing photo wire agencies, stock photography firms and entertainment and media companies to recover lost revenues by identifying billable image uses or infringements. The world's largest wire services and photo agencies, including Associated Press, Agence France–Press, Splash News, Masterfile and Superstock use Idée's innovative technologies to track where their images are appearing. Additionally, Idée's powerful visual search technology allows users to analyze, index and search quickly and efficiently through vast image and video collections based on visual similarity. Idée's visual search solutions are the foundation for some of the world's leading imaging firms, including Adobe Systems Inc., and the most widely adopted solutions in the stock image industry.
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