What is Reverse image search?
Reverse image search is a content-based image retrieval (CBIR) query technique that involves providing the CBIR system with a sample image that it will then base its search upon; in terms of information retrieval, the sample image is what formulates a search query. In particular, reverse image search characterized by lack of search terms. This effectively removes the need for a user to guess at keywords or terms that may or may not return a correct result. A reverse image search also allows users to discover content that is related to a specific sample image, popularity of an image, and discover manipulated versions and derivative works. — Wikipedia
Also, this is the fastest way of identifying fake Facebook accounts and the source/owner of the images. How does reverse Facebook image search help you in different things like identifying Fake Facebook accounts? Well, reverse Facebook image search takes an image as an input and searches for similar images existing on the internet. It is similar to a search engine for images.
If the Facebook account is real, then you will have a hard time finding out a similar photograph of the user on the internet.
The Service also used by journalists to find the source of the image and know about the approximate date when the picture was first published on the Internet. Photographers can use ‘google images advanced search’ feature to know about other websites that are using their photographs. You can do thisreverse image search Android or computer.
Here we’ll be listing out the websites and share the procedure to do a reverse image search.
How to Reverse image search on google to find similar images
At first, we will use a google reverse image search tool from the most popular search engine for images. Which allows to search images from the URL and also by uploading your own images. When you upload these images google tries to match it with its database and shows the result. This is the fastest and easiest way to reverse image search.
1: Go to images.google.com
2: First, we will try to search the image by adding an image URL. Take any images URL from the web or from your website. Then click on the camera icon on the right of the search bar. Then some options will appear.
3: From that Select Paste Image URL and Enter the Copied URL in the box. After entering the URL google fetches the data and will show the results.
What if you don’t have an image URL?
There is another option available which lets you upload your images and search for similar images on google. Here how you can do it.
1. Click on the camera icon. After that, the following options will appear as images below.
2. Click upload an image in the popup and select the images or profile picture of any fake account that you wish to find data about it.
Google will either return an exact match or pictures similar to the original. If images are not found then will show the image uploaded by you only. It also checks for the different resolutions if available.
How to search by Image On Yandex
Yandex is the biggest search engines in the Russian region. Its search engines are also famous for its powerful reverse image search feature similar to Google which can find all the duplicate images all over the web.
Its features are almost similar so to run reverse images search either you can upload the images or use the URL of images. Yandex will show the data from its indexed images by images size.
How to do a reverse image search on Yandex.
1. Go to https://yandex.com/images/
2. Click On the Camera Icon [Image Search]
3. Enter the link to the image you wish to search Or Upload the image.
4. Click Search Yandex will either return an exact match or pictures similar to the original. If not then it will Show not found.
There is some other website too which allows doing the reverse image search:
Bing Image Match: Its Microsoft bing search by the image with powerful image matching function. With bing image recognition you can easily search matching images from bing database.
Reverse Image Search: Searching the images for your personal use or On your websites, this website allows you to do both. This website is popular among bloggers. Click Here
Each Search Engine has its own data and you may get a different result in different search engines. Some may not have the images or the duplicate you were looking while others have it. It’s better to check through all the best image search engine for the best results.
Let us know your opinion about reverse image search websites. If you know any other websites similar to these tell us in the comments section.
Originally published at https://www.alltechnerd.com on October 12, 2019.