Found an interesting image online and want to know more about it? Then Google’s reverse image search is the best functions for you to use. Google reverse image search is also useful to see if someone else has used your image elsewhere online - with or without consent! Here’s how to complete a reverse image search on your phone.
Google’s image search function is most effecient when the image you’re using to search is widely used on the web. The more widely used the image, the more search results you’ll get for your image search.
To search Google for other times an image has been used:
1. Click and hold an image on a given web page
2. In the popup window, select: "Search for this image in Google".
The results will show pages that use that same image, whether it’s been resized or not, as well as images that look similar to it.
Note that all images you use in a Google reverse image search are saved to Google. The behemoth company uses your image to improve itself.
There’s a wide range of applications that can be used to identify objects without having to take a photo.
One example of this is Aipoly.
A free app for both iOS and Android, Aipoly is clever enough to recognise objects in front of your phone’s camera without having to take a photo first.
The app can name everyday objects such as food, electronics, as well as animal and even plant species. The database is continuously being updated so it’s AI recognises more and more objects, and the app becomes more and more useful.