The Google search engine has become a resource that we use almost daily on all devices. Its possibilities make us feel comfortable with it and make us find what we want. Its main objective is this, to give us what we really want and that is why it integrates options such as reverse image search that is not as well-known as Yandex reverse image search.
This utility allows us to search the Internet for any image that we have on our computer, its possibilities go as far as our imagination goes, although we must be aware that not everything goes. Photos that we have made ourselves will not appear, but nevertheless some images from newspapers, websites or content thrown on the web always have a long history behind them.
How to search by image in Google
The most colloquial way to call this function is the image search, something that has been in Google for many years but has been going unnoticed. There are those who use it daily and if they removed it now they did not know how to live without it.
So that you can also take advantage of it, we are going to explain the steps you must follow on your devices to carry it out. They are easy and suitable for all users who want to find an image on the net.
Steps to follow to do a reverse search on the computer
The first thing we will need to be able to do a reverse search, is undeniably to have an image with us, in our case we will use an image of a group of lions. You will be surprised to see at the end where an image that we had on your computer has taken us and we did not know its origin. However, as an alternative you can use Yandex image search which is also proven to be very effective.
Once we have the image, we access the Google search engine and click on the image option that appears on the top right. Now that we are in the image search engine, it will allow us to do a reverse search with the option that is available by simply touching the camera icon next to the voice search.
This will display a series of options with a kind of superimposed tab. We see that one of the tabs is known as pasting image URL and the other as uploading an image. We explain how you can do these two types of reverse searches.
- Paste URL.
With any web address that we have for an image, we will be able to search without having to download or save the image. This is the ideal option when we want to know the origin of the image that is not in the computer.
- Upload an image.
In this case it would be the ideal option for photographs or images that we have on our computer, since we will only have to load them from the hard drive and Google images will do the rest.
Once we have used some of the methods, Google will give us a series of results with this image. At the top we can see the search that our image can answer and various sizes with which we find this same photograph.
Reverse mobile image search
The device that we usually have with us the most is the mobile and we can also search for an image on Google with the mobile, so we show you the steps you must follow.
In our favorite browser we are going to enter Google images and it will be very important that we touch on the upper corner to see the options and be able to use the computer mode. Only then can we see the reverse image search. Now it will be a matter of choosing the URL option or from one of the mobile files.