How To Do Reverse Image Search – Google


I come across a picture on my computer every now and then and sometimes need to find out what the source of that picture is. This is when a reverse image search comes in handy.

detox-drink

Just go to Google and click on the word Images in the top right hand corner. The picture that I’m curious about is a detox drink and I wanted to know its source and how valid it is as a health drink. All you have to do is drag the picture over to the search bar and drop it there.

drag-and-drop-image

It’s that simple. The following is the end result:

the-end-results

The first two search hits– one praises it and the second link doubts its validity. I’m chalking it up as an internet fad and moving on.


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Terry Hollett

Terry is a self-taught computer aficionado, who after being exposed to Windows 3.1 in the early 1990's devoured every book and magazine on the subject he could get his hands on. A published author with over 20 years' experience building and servicing computers for friends and family he started his first website in 2002 at Hit Any Key.

7 Comments

    • Go to Google, click on images in the top right hand corner (at least that how it displays on mine), then in the search bar you’ll see a little camera icon. Click on it then click on the tab – Upload an image. Then click on the Choose File button and navigate to the picture on your hard drive. Find a picture then click on Open – it should automatically start searching from there.

    • Go to Google, click on images in the top right hand corner (at least that how it displays on mine), then in the search bar you’ll see a little camera icon. Click on it then click on the tab – Upload an image. Then click on the Choose File button and navigate to the picture on your hard drive. Find a picture then click on Open – it should automatically start searching from there.

      • Try converting to png format. Or just open the file in a photo editing program and save it again as a jpg. Sometimes small glitches can creep into a file making it unusable for some programs/services.