Google offers users a lot of tools to make their searches more effective . One of them is, without a doubt, image search. The system not only allows simple image searches, but also provides users with different filters to find exactly what they are looking for.
In this way, they can narrow the search according to size, color, rights of use, type or date. Another interesting resource is the reverse photo search . But do you know what it is exactly? Well, it is actually a feature that was released years ago, but not all users are aware of.
Usually, when we do a search we do it using words. We write what we want to find, even if what we need are images. What the reverse search system offers you is to locate images through other images . If you've never tried it and don't know how it works, we'll tell you everything you need to know in a few simple steps.
Reverse Google Photo Search: How Does It Work?
To be able to access the reverse search for photos in Google , the first thing will be, logically, to go to the image search section of the search engine. If you want, you can click directly on this link or type the following address in the browser: //www.google.es/imghp?hl=es.
The next thing you will have to do is, instead of typing a search through the keyboard, click on the camera icon. From here you will activate a menu titled 'Search by image'. And at this point, you will have two options available:
Search by URL
It will come in handy if you have the image located on the internet and you can copy the URL to paste it here. In this way, Google will carry out the search based on that image, without having to upload it from the computer. In this case, you just have to paste the URL inside the white box and then press the blue Search by image button . As simple as that.
Upload an image
You have another option that will come in handy if you have the image saved on your computer, on your desktop or in any other folder. You just have to click on the second tab, which reads Upload an image . You will then need to press the Select file button to then dive between folders. Locate the image in question and upload it to the Google search engine.
Let's try it, for example, with some red shoes. We have uploaded the photo of some red shoes that we liked, to then obtain a series of visually similar images. The system is in charge, by itself, of executing the search and offering us a collection of very, very similar results.
What do we get out of this? P ues get images that can not search through words . Either because it is a question of shoes whose brand we do not know, because we are looking for a character whose name we do not remember or because we simply want photos or illustrations very similar to another that we also liked or that we need for some work.
In the event that you are looking for items to buy, you are surely in luck, and in addition to locating the same images through Google , you can access an online store or obtain the address of the physical establishment to find the product you are looking for.
When performing the search , a search in words will also be automatically generated as a suggestion, which you can save or use as an information resource.