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Last Updated on March 31, 2022 by Learn Digital Marketing

Google has a number of ways to search for images. It can search by image size, date, and type. It can also search by specific words that are shown in the photo. For example, if someone wants to find photographs of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, they would type “Eiffel Tower” into the Google search bar. There are many different categories available, including daily life, travel and tourism, entertainment, science and technology, and much more.

Google Images is a great tool for finding high-resolution, copyright-free images to use in your articles and social media posts. But what if you want to find out more about an image that you found on google images? In this article, we’ll show you how to do a reverse image search on Google so that you can find the original source of an image.

Do a Reverse Image Search on Google?

Step #1: Get to the Search Option

Select the “Images” tab and then click the camera icon to initiate a reverse image search on Google.

Step #2: Input Image URL

Input the URL of the image you found into the search field. Google will show you a preview of the image and a few possible results. Click on one of these for additional information about the image or if it is not what you were looking for.

Step #4: Determine the Search Type

You might have found a picture on the internet and don’t know where it’s from. You’re not alone. A reverse image search can help you find out where this picture came from. There are different types of searches, but the easiest one to use is Google Images. Just type “google images” into your search bar then click “I’m feeling lucky.” This will take you to a page that lets you choose what kind of pictures you want to search for. You can choose a date range, color palette, or even orientation (portrait or landscape). Then just type in the words that appear in the image and Google does the rest!

If the link you are looking at is on your desktop, open up Chrome and do a search for the URL. If you’re on another computer or mobile device, simply take a screenshot of the URL and paste it into your computer’s address bar.

Step #5: Visit the Link on Your Desktop

To do a reverse search on a picture, you need to visit the link on your desktop. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Right-click on the picture that you want to reverse search and go to Copy
  • Open up a web browser and paste the URL into it.
  • On your address bar, you should see “Paste image” or “Drag image here.” Drag and drop the photo
  • Click “Enter” or click “Go”


Google Image alt tags are what allow you to do a reverse image search. If you right-click on any image and copy the URL, google will search for that URL and display different pictures. You can also right-click on an image to see the information about it (such as who uploaded it). Doing this will allow you to find out where images are from if you’re trying to determine if they were technically taken or not.