The term "image search" is familiar to those who use it search engines. It means that you are looking for an image that is related to a text that is inserted in the search bar. The Google Image search is one of the most used image search engines used worldwide.
But what if you want to know all the details of one image looking for an image instead of text? It is called reverse image search and is used to find out the true origin of an image or more details about it. Reverse image search is mostly used to detect fake images that are mainly used to spread fake news.
There are many platforms such as Google, TinEye, Yandex and Bing Visual Search, which provide a free reverse image search service.
How to reverse image search via Google Desktop?
- Open any browser on your desktop.
- Enter the address URL images.google.com in the URL search bar.
- Enter the URL of the image you want to reverse search or simply upload it by clicking on the icon "Image search".
- You will then be taken to the image source page, where you can find out where your image was created.
How to reverse image search on a smartphone;
- Open any browser in smartphone and click on the desktop site selection
- Then enter the URL images.google.com in the URL search bar.
- Enter the URL of the image you want to find or just upload it by clicking on the icon "Image search".
- Then you will discover the origin of the image you were looking for. Remember that using the Deskstop function on your smartphone is essential, as reverse image search works best.