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Google image search by dragging an image
Google image search with an uploaded image
Google image search with an image url
Google image search on smartphone
Google image search with an uploaded picture on the smartphone
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Do you have a picture on your computer and want to know where it came from? You can find out with Google's reverse image search!

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Usually, you want to find an image on Google using a keyword. But what if you now have a picture and don't even know what context it is in? Or maybe you want a different size or just want to know the original source? Then Google's reverse image search will help you out. You can find the Google image search here.

Do you have a picture on your computer and want to know the context or the source? Use the image search by dragging or the image search by uploading .

Have you found a picture on the Internet and would like more information about it? Then use the image search with an image url .

Are you out and about with your smartphone or tablet and want to know more about a picture? Then use the image search on your smartphone or tablet ..

Google image search by dragging an image

Note: This method only works with Mozilla Firefox 4 or higher or Google Chrome.

  1. Visit the Google Image Search page .
  2. On your computer, open the folder containing the picture you want to find.
  3. Use your mouse to drag the picture out of the folder in Google. The file will be uploaded automatically .
  4. It loads a new page . Possible hits are displayed on this . In addition, Google casts a guess as to which image it is.
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Click on the camera symbol to start the image search.

Google image search with an uploaded image

  1. Open the Google Image Search page .
  2. Click on the small camera icon next to the magnifying glass icon.
  3. A search bar opens . Now select the " Upload picture " tab .
  4. Now click on " Browse ... ". A new window is opening up.
  5. Now select the image on your computer that you want to search for. Then click " Open ".
  6. The file is uploaded . A new page will then be displayed. It outputs possible hits . In addition, Google expresses a presumption about the image content.
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Visit Google Images and select "Browse" to upload an image.

Google image search with an image url

  1. Right click on a website image .
  2. Now select " Copy graphic address ".
  3. Go to Google Image Search .
  4. Now click on the little camera icon on the right.
  5. A search bar will open. You can copy your image address into the "Paste image URL " tab that is already open .
  6. If you click on the magnifying glass now , a new page will appear. Here you can find possible hits for your picture.
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You can also paste a well-known picture url to have Google search for it.

Google image search on smartphone

Note: With this method, you can only use reverse image search for graphics on a website .
Even if you need Google Chrome, this method doesn't only work on Android systems. You can also start the reversible image search conveniently from your iPhone or iPad, because the Chrome browser is also available in the iOS app store ..

  1. Download Google Chrome. It is not possible to use the reverse Google image search on your mobile phone via another browser.
  2. Open the website with an image you want to search for. You may have to tap the image to enlarge it.
  3. Long press the picture to get a selection of options. Tap here on " Search for the image in Google " to use the reverse image search for this image.

Google image search with an uploaded picture on the smartphone

It is now also possible to search for your own images via image upload via Google Chrome on Android and iOS devices. First download Google Chrome to your mobile phone and then follow our instructions:

1st step:

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Open the Google images search via images.google.de in Google Chrome. Now click on the " three-point symbol " in the top right to open the menu and activate the box next to " Desktop website ".

2nd step:

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The website will now automatically switch to the desktop version. Now click on the " camera symbol " in the search bar.

3rd step:

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Select the " Upload image " tab and click on " Select file ". The file is uploaded. A new page will then be displayed. Possible hits that apply to your uploaded image are displayed here.

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