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The Google image search is a helpful tool when looking for images, icons, symbols, sights, desktop backgrounds and the like. The search also works the other way around: Google's reverse image search ensures that you can search for similar files or the original source using an image file or a link to a graphic. Forest after a larger version of a picture, expose a fake account in a social network, locate further pictures of a landscape and much more is possible in this way. Here you can find the instructions for the Google image search backwards.
Google's reverse image search works best on an Apple Mac or Windows PC. In order to search with images, you should have the corresponding file ready or the respective link ready. By the way, you can find the image URL by clicking on the image on the right (in Safari) and then selecting "Copy image address". You can also select "Open picture in new tab" and then copy the picture address from the address line. More on the subject here: Display high-resolution graphics from the image search.
Here are the individual steps that you have to take for the reverse Google image search on the Apple Mac or Windows PC. Appropriately, I have prepared the step-by-step instructions for you in pictures;)
On the smartphone you can not bypass the Chrome browser for the reverse image search from Google. In Safari, for example, you cannot copy image URLs or open images in a new tab to copy their link from the address bar.
Do you have the Chrome app installed, you have new possibilities. Not only can you open images in new tabs with the web browser app, but you can also search for them directly on Google. To do this, simply press and hold the desired image on a website (3D Touch) and then tap on the menu item “Search for the image in Google”.
Incidentally, it works similarly on Android. The only disadvantage of the smartphone or tablet: you cannot search for graphics, photos or images that are in the memory. So no files can be imported from the Photos app or otherwise included in a search. This means that you can only track photos and image files from websites on the Apple iPhone and Android smartphones using the Chrome app.
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After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.