Search The Web For Copies Of An Image


RevEye image searchSearching the web for text is really easy. Just use a search engine such as Google. But what if you have an image and you want to find out whether that picture exists elsewhere on the internet?

It's known as reverse image search, and you may be surprised to know that you can do that too. There are various sites which allow you to upload or select an image on your PC, or from a web page, and which will search the web for images which are, or which look, the same.

To make it even easier, there's a really handy extension for Chrome that will submit any image to 6 different reverse image search sites for you. To use it, head to to download and install the extension.

You'll then see a small eye icon at the top of your screen. Click on that icon, and choose one of the 2 configuration options. It doesn't matter which, but the extension won't work until you've chosen and saved one.

Now, just right-click any image within your browser and RevEye will submit it to all of the reverse image search systems. Each will be opened in a separate tab, so you just need to check those tabs to see the results.

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For Firefox users there's an add-on that does a Google reverse image search:

I have web sites on which I post photographs. I can go to one of my pages, right click an image, select Google Reverse Image Search from the popup menu, and Google shows me other web sites using my image without permission.

Tin Eye does a good job of searching.

Never got particularly good results with TinEye