How to find similar images online using reverse image search?
Searching on the Internet using some “text” is a trouble-free thing. But ever thought of searching for something using an image? Well, even if you have never thought of such cool tech, we will let you know: p
In this post, we have described the Reverse Image search technique and how you can use it smartly :”)
What is Reverse Image Search?
The search in which you use an image to browse the internet instead of text is termed as Reverse Image Search. Whether you need to know someone’s identity, need to know the authenticity of an image or want to search for some info using an image, Reverse Search image is an astonishing option. This can help you search for similar and related images on the web with ease :”)
Majority of the popular search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc. already have the feature of Reverse Search Image. But we have got some third-party tools as well. You just need to upload the image and wait for a while until the tool searches for the image in the database. These tools have different criteria for matching images like by shape, color, texture, size, etc.
Now let us have a look at how you can find similar images on the web using the reverse image search feature.
Find Similar Images using Reverse Image Search
In this post, we have just included some popular tools for reverse image search. You can get your favorite ones added to the list by commenting down below.
#1 Reverse Search Image using Google Image Search
A feature of Google search uses the images to search for related items. Upload the image and wait for a while until it analyzes the image based on pattern, color, etc. Once done, you will get a hell lot of related images and other info as well.
- Navigate to Google’s Image Search and find the camera icon beside the search bar.
- Click on the camera icon and upload the image or paste the image URL with which you need to do a search query.
- Now click on “Search by Image” and wait for a couple of seconds for Google to search.
- Google will now give you all the images related to the pattern, shape, texture, EXIF data, meta-data, and description of the uploaded image.
Note: Search engines like Google has a lot of algorithms for the search that keeps changing rapidly. So we can’t tell exactly what data was used for any specific search.
#2 Tin Eye Image Search Service
With an amazing database of 15 million and counting images, Tin Eye is the second most used image search tool across the globe after Google’s Image Search. Tin Eye is also available in the form of plugins (add-ons) for web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, etc.
The exact algorithms used by these are not revealed with ease. But according to the searches done by me, they use the image to identify related content and not the keywords or EXIF data.
Apart from this, Tin Eye offer you Color Extraction powered by the Multi-Color Engine. With this, you can search for related content with the exact same colors of the uploaded image. Interesting, isn’t it?
Check out the Tin Eye from here.
#3 Yandex Reverse Search Image
Yandex is one of the most used search engine tools in Russia. They are also famous for their Revers Search Image feature. It is almost similar like expect the user interface. You can just upload the image and wait for a couple of seconds for the search to be completed. Or you can also paste the image URL as the search query.
I would recommend you to try their service at least once. Check out Yandex’s Reverse Image Search feature by clicking here :”)
This is another Reverse Image Search from the most popular search engine, Google. This tool was specifically created for your smartphones. Just navigate to CTRLQ.org and repeat the steps you have used with the Google’s Image Search. Upload the image and wait! The only major difference is the user interface, as the CTRLQ is a mobile-friendly site.
Check out the CTRLQ by clicking here.
#5 Image Raider
Image Raider is a kind of different tool for Reverse Search Image. This tool uses other search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo, instead of its own. The most amazing and my favorite feature of Image Raider is that you can search for 20 images at once.
You can easily upload the image, paste the URL of the image or event link from Flickr, etc. This will let you perform the Reverse Image Search using Image Raider.
You can check out the Image Raider from here.
Well, the Reverse Image Search tools can be pretty handy at times. Do let us know your thoughts in the comment box below. Feel free to drop your suggestions or queries in the comment section. We will try to respond you as soon as possible. And for more related content, keep following [site name] on all our social media platforms