Image Exchanged Doesn't Work on Pinterest

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Why doesn't the ImageExchange plugin work on the Pinterest site? There are Dreamstime images on there that are not coming up. Nothing is being found at all on that site. Have they done something to avoid copyrighted materials being found on there?
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Hello there,

Thank you for reaching out. I am Marc Wendell and I am on the product management team here at PicScout. While the images appearing on Pinterest don't currently appear identified in the browser plug-in indicator count (in the upper-right of your browser) and the subsequent drop-down filter that appears when you click on the indicator, you can still use ImageExchange to identify images on Pinterest. When you have the plug in installed, simply click into the picture you want to identify, right click on the image and click on "Search with ImageExchange". This action will provide a result modal when the image can be identified with ImageExchange.

We aim to have ImageExchange filter imagery on Pinterest as it does on other sites in the future.

Feel free to contact me directly if you have any additional questions.

Best,

Marc Wendell
Product Manager, ImageIRC
Getty Images
646.613.3675
marc.wendell@gettyimages.com
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Thanks Marc, I'm not new to PicScout or ImageExchange and have already tried the right-click. It doesn't work. ImageExchange isn't picking up any of these images. I tried on Dreamstrime, Getty and iStockphoto images and it's not working.

Clearly Pinterest has blocked PicScout as a user-agent in their code, specifically to avoid copyright infringements sticking out like a sore thumb.
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Thank you for the additional background. May I as what browser you're using? Using Chrome v19.1084 I was able to identify the following Dreamstime image amongst others using ImageExchange right click and search with ImageExchange: http://pinterest.com/pin/769131061065...

Let me know if you have any additional question or concerns.
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Thanks Marc, the right-click works on Chrome but wasn't working on Firefox. My version is probably outdated.

Thanks for giving me some sort of a workaround till the issue is resolved. As you know right-clicking on individual images takes up a lot more time.than having them found automatically on the little sidebar. Any idea how far into the future this issue will be sorted out?
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My pleasure. If you send an email to my Getty Images address, I can keep you posted on future ImageExchange releases.
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Done, thanks again!