What is ‘Reverse Image Search‘?
When we search for an image by the title or description of the image and we get a result of images, it is a normal image search. But if we have an image and we do not know the image title or description we only have the image or the web link of the image and need to search with the image itself, it is a reverse image search. Google gives us the option to do a ‘Reverse Image Search’.
How to do a ‘Google Reverse Image Search‘?
Well, you can do that in two different ways. One is by uploading the image on google’s image search. And the second is by pasting the web link of the image on google image search.
A. Uploading an image to Google Image Search:
- Open Google image search
Open Google image search on your browser. You can do this by going to this link: https://www.google.com/images or open google.com on your browser and click on Images, you will find this on the top right of the web page.
- Google Image Search page
You are now on the Google image search page, here you can search for any images. to search by an image click on the camera icon on the right of the search box.
- Select ‘Upload an image’
You will find two options where one is ‘Paste image URL‘ and another is ‘Upload an image’. First, we will explain about ‘Upload an image‘ and later we will talk about the other option.
Now click on ‘Upload an image’.
- Browse for an image
Now click on the ‘Browse‘ button to upload images from your computer. Select an image and click on Open. The image will upload to make the search operation, it may take a few seconds depending upon the size of the image.
- Search result
You will be redirected to the search result page. You will see there the possible matches, image descriptions, similar images and related websites that have the same image.
B. Pasting the link of the image to Google Image Search:
Open google image search as explained above, and this time select ‘Paste image URL‘.
Paste the link of the image you want to search for and click on the ‘Search by image‘ button.
You will be redirected to the search result page. And the same search result will appear as you search by uploading the image, you will see there the possible matches, image descriptions, similar images and related websites that have the same image.
You can check out this article about Google Maps.
The featured image is by Nourdine GERNELLE.