Find someone with an image

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Find someone with an image
Find someone with an image
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You have a picture of something or someone, but you don't know who it is or what the picture means exactly? You can use different image search engines to find other copies of the image, find out its provenance, and find more information. Google Images and TinEye are the most popular options, and you can even do it with a mobile device.

Steps

Method 1 of 3: Using Google Images

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Step 1. Find the image you want to search with

You can use Google to search with an image instead of text. Google will then try to find other copies of this image on the Internet, as well as find visually similar images. This can help you determine where the image came from, and possibly find more images of the same person. You can search with images that are on your computer, or with images from the Internet using the URL of the image.

  • To find the URL of an image, right-click on the image and select 'Copy Image Location/Image URL'.
  • To save an image to your computer, right-click it and select 'Save image (as…)'.
  • If you're using a smartphone, scroll down to method 3.
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Step 2. Go to the Google Images website

Type images.google.nl into your browser. You will now see the well-known Google search field.

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Step #3. Click the camera button on the right side of the search field

Allows you to search by image.

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Step 4. Place the image you want to search with

There are two ways to search by image:

  • Select 'Paste image URL' and paste the copied address into the search field.
  • Select 'Upload an image' and browse to the image that is on your computer.
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Step 5. Click on 'Search by image'

You will now be presented with a list of search results. If Google has found the image in other formats, they will be at the top. Below that are web pages where you can also find the image, and at the bottom of the first page are visually similar images.

Method 2 of 3: With TinEye

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Step 1. Find the image you want to search with

TinEye is a search engine especially for searching images. You can search with the URL of an image or by uploading an image. Although TinEye doesn't search for similar images, you can use it to quickly find the origin of an image.

  • To find the URL of an image, right-click on the image and select 'Copy Image Location/Image URL'.
  • To save an image to your computer, right-click it and select 'Save image (as…)'.
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Step 2. Go to TinEye's website

Go to tineye.com in your browser.

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Step 3. Upload your image or paste your copied URL

Click the upload button to browse your computer for an image, or paste the copied URL into the search box.

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Step 4. Browse the search results

TinEye only returns results for the same image, so scroll through the results to find the source of the image.

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Step 5. Visit pages with the same image to possibly find more information

The image page may be able to give you more information about the identity of the person in the image. Check out some of the results to learn more about this person. Pay particular attention to image captions and the text around the image.

Method 3 of 3: Using a mobile device

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Step 1. Install the Chrome browser on your device

You can't use the Google Images website to search for images on your mobile device, but you can use the Chrome browser. You can download Chrome for free from your device's app store. This method works for both iOS and Android.

You can also use TinEye (see above) by copying and pasting the URL of the image. Tap and hold the image. Select the 'Copy image URL' option to copy the URL to your device's clipboard. You can then paste it into the TinEye search field

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Step 2. Find the image you want to search with

You can't upload images, but you can search with images you find online. Navigate with Chrome to the image you want to search with.

If you only have the image on your computer, upload it to an image host (such as Imgur) and then navigate to the image on your mobile device

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Step #3. Tap and hold the image

You will now get a menu.

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Step 4. Select 'Search Google for this image'

You are now doing a Google search with the image you selected.

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Step 5. Browse the results

Google will give you its best guess for the image name and links to pages with the same image. At the bottom of the first page of results you will find visually similar images.

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