Reverse Image Search


We no longer need any introduction for reverse image search. In 2001, Google reverse image search was first introduced and ever since, it has been helping countless users for finding the results for images they are searching for, using keywords. Almost 90% of internet users must have used Google images or any other image search tool, at least once for different reasons. However, times have changed and so have the methods for reverse image search; keywords are no longer needed rather images are used for image reverse search which is called “Reverse Image Search”.

Image reverse search works on a content-based image retrieval query technique which involves a sample image and later, the search is based upon the given sample image, formulating a search query, in terms of information retrieval.

This image search tool works same as of Google reverse image search or any other image reverse search tools. Our objective is to let users search for similar images in the most convenient way possible. All you have to do is upload an image or enter an image URL, rest of its functionality is very much similar to Google image search.

Now, image reverse search is about uploading a sample image rather than a keyword for search purpose. When an image is uploaded, the users are able to gain more information for that image such as individuals, places and objects present in it. If they don’t want to upload an image then they also have an option to provide image URL to initiate the search.

Technically speaking, image reverse search is a CBIR (content-based image retrieval) technique, in which image content is considered as a criteria of image reverse search rather than the metadata information containing the image details such as camera, flash use etc. On the other hand, content-based image retrieval technique takes various image aspects for performing image search like shape, color and texture.

Search by image is a feature which utilizes “Reverse Image Search” technique, allowing people to search for similar images within a just a single click by using the “Browse” button or providing the URL of the image. Different search engines such as Google, Yandex and Bing attain this by the evaluation of the submitted image and creating a calculated model with the help of advanced procedures which is then matched with countless other photos in the search engine databases before they return, match and provide you with similar results. However, it should also be considered that whenever available, Google also utilizes meta-data for the image such as description.

Reverse Image Search helps users in different situations. The uses of image reverse search are infinite but we will discuss a few examples here:

Fake Accounts on Internet: It is as interesting as it sounds. Let’s suppose you are trying to track down a friend on social networking sites, you can’t find his/her account or you doubt the integrity of the account you have found. So, what can you do now? You can run his/her image through a reverse photo search tool, you will get the results and the truth will unfold.

Find Plagiarism: If you are a professional photographer that doesn’t know if his work is being used without permission or proper credit or claiming the ownership. Then this free reverse image search tool could be a life saver for you. With the help of this image reverse search tool, you can find out when and where your photos are being used illegally for commercial or non-commercial reasons without ant attributed credits. Just carry out a reverse image search using the sample image and our tool will give you the results containing all similar images.

For Identification: Very simple! Use this reverse image search tool for recognizing the images of places, people and products. Using this tool you can identify a particular place or person by uploading an image of that place or person. Similarly, you can get details of different products if there are images of that product over internet.

Applications of reverse image search are numerous, such as big list can’t be added here. Now it’s your turn to try our free reverse image search tool yourself and do give us your valuable feedback.