Image Search is the ability to search on a term and find images related to what you typed.
Most search engines offer it But what if you have an image and want to know its origin, or find similar photos?
That’s called a reverse image search.
Google’s reverse image search is a breeze on a desktop computer.
Go to images.google.com and click on the camera icon.
You can then paste in the URL for an image you’ve seen online, upload an image from your hard drive,
or drag an image from another window.
But what about when you’re on a mobile device and want to do a reverse-image lookup?
When you load images.google.com on Safari,or Chrome on either iOS or Android, a camera icon doesn’t show up in the search bar. The solution is to load the desktop version on your mobile device.
Another workaround is holding your finger on an image until a pop-up menu appears, than select Search Google for This Image at the bottom.
If, for some reason, this doesn’t work out, Follow the below:
1. Select Open Image in New Tab.
2. Copy the URL
3. Go back to images.google.com and paste the URL.
4. When the results appear, click on the More Sizes option at the top to see only image results.
Another solution is to use search by image at reverse.photos is another service
you can use on your mobile device.
Bing from Microsoft also does reverse image searches with the same setup as Google on desktop and mobile.
Bing Reverse image search
1. Just go to bing.com/images,
2. Tap the camera icon,
3. Browse your photo librarynfor the image you want to search.
The latest versions of the Bing app on iOS and Android
let you snap photos and image search it immediately.
It also lets you upload photos from your camera roll, scan QR codes, and scan
text or math problems.
Just tap the camera icon next to the magnifying glass on the home screen and choose how you want
to search for your photo.
There are a few third-party image search engines out there dedicated to looking up just pictures,
two of which are TinEye and Yandex. There are also search engines geared
Specifically toward helping creatives find out if their work has been stolen.
Check out Berify and Pixsy for options. If you prefer reverse image search apps
over using a web browser, check out Veracity, Search By Image, and Reversee.