Google reverse image search is a feature that lets you find visually similar images, for the image you upload or give the URL of. But this feature can do a lot of wonders for you, since finding similar images can have endless uses. If you are new to reverse image search, you can find the steps to do it at the end of the article.
1. Finding Artists of Creative Works
If you are an art lover and you find a painting that you want to buy or you want to know about the artist of, you can just do a reverse image search on Google with the photograph of the painting. Not only the artist, you can also find the price and the place where you can buy it.
2. Finding Products You Have an Image of
Sometimes we see an image of a product but we don’t know what it’s called and where we can buy it. This is where Google reverse image search can give you the benefit. Just perform a reverse image search on Google and you will find all the information of it along with the places where you can buy it.
3. Getting a Copy of an Image/Wallpaper in Higher Resolution
Sometimes we have some low resolution images for which we need to get high resolution prints. Google reverse image search comes handy in those situations too. You can perform a reverse image search with the lower resolution image, and Google will display all the visually similar images, and there’s a good probability that you will get the same images in higher resolutions.
4. Find Out Where Your Images are Being Used
If you create images for personal or commercial use, you can track where your own images are being used. You can get some backlinks to your own website if someone is using your stuff without seeking prior permissions.
5. Finding Celebrity Names and Information
When watching a movie/show, we sometimes find someone we have seen before, but we fail to recall them at that instant. Don’t worry now, this feature can help you out with that. Just grab a screenshot by pressing the “PrntScr” button on the keyboard, paste it in paint and then upload the image for a Google Reverse Image search. You will get the exact information about the celebrity, along with some more images.
In the above screenshot, I just uploaded an image of “Hugh Jackman”, but Google automatically figured who he is, and gave a detailed info about the celebrity.
6. Finding Non-Watermarked Images
Sometimes we find images on social networking sites or some other websites that are watermarked. It is not necessary that they were watermarked by the creator of the image. There can be a source file which was uploaded by the creator without any watermarking. And if you know how to do a reverse image search, you can find that file easily.
7. Finding Profiles on Social Networking Websites
So you have found someone on one of the social network, and you want to find all of their profiles on other networks too. Just do a reverse image search with their profile picture, if you get multiple results, there are chances that the person has profiles on other social networks too. This technique can also be used to spot fake profiles.
These are not the only uses of Google reverse image search. These are only some of the most common ones. If you use it in any other way, you can tell us in the comments below. If we find it useful, we will append it to our list too.
Doing a Google reverse Image Search
If you don’t know how to do a reverse image search and you have still read the complete article, we will not let you search for another article to find out how you can do it.
First go to the Google Image search page. Now click on the camera icon in the search bar, then choose if you want to upload the image from your PC or you want to provide a URL of the source, if the image lives on the web.
That’s it, you will get visually similar images once Google completes matching your image with the images in its database.