Did you know that you can search Google by choosing an image instead of typing in keywords? Although the process of starting a search is different from a traditional web search, the result page looks familiar. This is a great way to learn about a specific image or find similar images.
To get started, go to the images.google.com page and click the “Search by image” button on the right side of the search bar.The “Search by image” box will open. There are two ways to select the pictures you want to search. The first method is to paste the URL of the picture, and then click “Search by image”, Or visit https://searchbyimage.org/ you can find a image search tool there also.
To copy the web address of a picture, right-click the picture and select “Copy Image Location”. Please note that the literal of this option may be slightly different, depending on the browser you are using.
The second method is to click “Upload an image” and then browse the computer to find the image file.This search result will be similar to Google’s web search. The results will show keywords that should return similar search results, websites that contain images, and images that are visually similar.
Because our example is a picture of a famous painting, we can see that the results at the top include a gallery website hosting the picture and a Wikipedia page about the painting. If we don’t know anything about painting, we can check the Wikipedia page to learn about its history and painters. If you want to find similar pictures, we can click on the gallery website to view links to other paintings or visually similar pictures to see more search results.
Shortcut to search by image
There are other ways to access the “Search by Image” feature without having to visit the Google Images homepage. One way is to paste the image URL into the Google Web search bar, and then click “Search by image” on the results page.
If you use Google Chrome as your browser, when you right-click the image, there will be an option in the context menu to start searching. In this way, you can skip the step of copying and pasting the image URL to the Google search page.If you use Firefox as your web browser, you can install Google Search by Image extension to add the same functionality to this browser.