Wednesday, June 29, 2011

How To: Reverse Image Search

They say that you learn something new every day. Today, my life has changed forever.

I have an entire folder of images on my laptop that I use as a dump when I have been too lazy to save the artists' name. One day, I hoped that I would find a tool that could identify these artworks for me. Today is that day.

Google has a handy dandy little reverse image search. Here's the 411:

Step 1. Go to Google.
Step 2. Click on "Images" at the top of the page

Step 3. Congratulations. You're at Google Images! Now, find that little camera in the search box. Click it.

Step 4. Now you have two options.
1. You can either provide an image URL (assuming you have this information). If this is how you want to find your image, click on "Paste Image URL" and paste your URL into the box and click "Search".
2. You can upload the image so you can find out more about it. If this is how you want to find it, click "Upload an image" and then "Choose file" and it will upload automatically.
This is the image I chose.
Step 5. Google will search and [hopefully] locate the image for you. Look at this! We found my image! Hooray!



  1. Anonymous7.10.11

    This is cool! Thank you.

  2. Anonymous26.1.12

    I'm feeling very tech savvy now as a result of this :) Thanks a bunch!