That's it? That's all the options I get?
Have you ever wanted to have more options with an image that you hold down on besides the, "Save Image", "Copy", and "Cancel" buttons? Maybe you should take a look at a new jailbreak tweak dubbed iEagleEye
by iOS developer Nikos Lykousas
which lets you have extended options for when you hold down on an image. The application works for both Mobile Safari and for Mobile Mail. The extensive options are not only useful, but they are intended for both power-users and regular users who simply want to make tasks more fun and straightforward. When you install iEagleEye and you hold down on an image in either Mobile Safari or Mobile Mail, the menu options will increase dramatically, as shown below:
The new options that are added to the list are, "Copy Image URL" (which lets you copy the URL that the image is hosted at so that you can send it to friends without downloading it), "Open Image in New Tab" (which lets you open the image in a different tab so that you can do something else in the tab you're already in), "Google Images" (which does a google search for the name of the image you just held down on), "TinEye
" (which lets you do a reverse image search it uploads the image and it will find its source on the Web), and "ImgOps" (which is an online meta-tool capable of applying changes to an image). The options are extensive, but there is one more option that is not listed above called, "Jeffery's Exif Viewer" and the reason it's not listed is because the image I found doesn't contain EXIF/XMP. If the image that you find does contain EXIF/XMP, then you can use that tool.
The extensive options of iEagleEye are amazing when you compare it to the blunt, stock, and boring iOS features that encompass the image options system in Mobile Safari and Mobile Mail. iEagleEye has numerous settings to configure from the Settings application and you can enable and disable the tweak at any time without uninstalling or reinstalling it. From the settings you can disable and enable certain services that will show up when you hold down on an image, and there are a couple of extra extraneous options that deal with the tweak as well.
The options that are added with iEagleEye are pretty amazing. I think that the options that are added are some that would normally take up a few more spaces on your SpringBoard for applications, but the fact that it's all integrated into your Mobile Safari Web browser and Mobile Mail email client makes it so that you don't have any extra clutter than you need. The options are fun to play with and handy at times. TinEye is very useful if you want to find the original location of an image that you saved, but you just can't remember where you found it. The other options make sharing on Facebook or another social networking application a breeze.
iEagleEye works with both iOS 4 and iOS 5. It can be installed today from Cydia but it will set you back 99¢. I think that the features are worth the price because it's something that isn't normally integrated into iOS and helps power users get work done on the spot or on the go without being tethered to a computer at home. It's awesome how you can manipulate the meta data of the image right from your browser to make the image appear differently right from your iPhone with no special applications needed. The best part about it is that it's massaged into iOS the way that you would expect to do anything with a photo because of how we are used to normally saving them. Give it a try if you're interested!
I talked to Nikos via email to learn a little about his motivation behind the tweak:
Anthony: Could you tell us a little about your motivation behind the tweak?
Nikos: Personally I think this tweak as a Swiss army knife for the curious and those who question easily the originality of photos or images found on the internet. This combination of tools (Google reverse image search + TinEye + Exif Viewer) is used heavily in image board sites, to determine if an image is original content or not. Also I think the ImgOps meta-tool and the other standard browser options will be come in handy for the majority of the users, as this tools works on both Safari and Mail applications (not for the attachments in Mail app though).
Developer: Nikos Lykousas
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Sources: Nikos Lykousas