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5 Ways to Use Google Reverse Image Search

November 30, 2014
Google reverse image search allows you to use your images to search for similar images in the web. This is a great way for students to search for information about images they have. They can also use it to identify and learn about objects they pictured in a field trip."Search by image works best when the image is likely to show up in other places on the web. So you’ll get more results for famous landmarks than you will for personal images like your latest family photo."



There are five  ways to use Google reverse image search:

1- Search for an image from your computer:
  • Visit images.google.com or click the camera icon camera icon in the search box on any Images results page.
  • Click Upload an image.
  • Click Choose file.
  • Select the image from your computer.
2- Drag and Drop
If you’re on Chrome or Firefox 4+, you can also drag and image from your computer into the search box.
  • Visit images.google.com.
  • Click the image on your computer you want to search for.
  • While holding down the mouse, drag the image into the search box.
3- Search using the image URL
On any website, right-click an image and select Copy image URL.
  • Visit images.google.com or click the camera icon camera icon in the search box on any Images results page.
  • Click Paste image URL.
  • Paste the URL you copied into the box.
  • Click Search by image.
4- Right-click an image ( Chrome and Firefox only)

A- Chrome
  • Right-click any image you see on a website or in search results.
  • Click Search Google for this image.
  • A new tab will open with your results.
B- Firefox
  • Download the Search by Image extension.
  • Right-click any image you see on a website or in search results.
  • Click Search Google with this image.
  • A new tab will open with your results.
5- Search for an image from a website using your phone or tablet (Chrome only)
  • Touch the image you want to search with to open a larger version of the image.
  • Touch and hold the image.
  • Touch Search Google for this image.