Google reverse image search - find similar images online

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 reverse image search - Mac and PC

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;)

For the reverse Google image search, first click on "Images" on the search engine start page.

For the reverse Google image search, first click on "Images" on the search engine start page.

Now you paste the image URL or click on the symbol to select an image file from the hard drive.

Now you paste the image URL or click on the symbol to select an image file from the hard drive.

Google image search backwards - After clicking on the magnifying glass, the search engine shows you similar graphics or images from the same website.

Google image search backwards - After clicking on the magnifying glass, the search engine shows you similar graphics or images from the same website.

Did you under "3." If you clicked on the "Image search" link, image files that look the same will be listed on the Internet, including their website.

Did you under "3." If you clicked on the "Image search" link, image files that look the same will be listed on the Internet, including their website.

Reverse Google Image Search - iOS and Android

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.

The reverse image search under iOS can be selected on the iPhone via Safari - but you really can't do anything with it.

The reverse image search can be selected on iOS on the iPhone via Safari - but you can't really do anything with it.

Because information cannot be extracted from a graphic with a hyperlink ...

Because information cannot be extracted from a graphic with a hyperlink ...

... even with a graphic file without a link.

... even with a graphic file without a link.

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”.

In the Chrome app it looks very different. There is a menu item here that leads directly to Google's reverse image search.

In the Chrome app it looks very different. There is a menu item here that leads directly to Google's reverse image search.

But you can also "open picture in new tab" to display the original size and poke the URL from the address bar. But that would be a detour.

But you can also "open picture in new tab" to display the original size and poke the URL from the address bar. But that would be a detour.

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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