By performing a Reverse Image Search, popular web browsers such as Google, Bing, and others can be used to discover the source of a photo or image.
What is Reverse Image Search?
In general, users search for information on the internet by entering a relevant keyword, phrase, or short sentence into the search bar of Google, Bing, or another web browser.
If a browser is given an image or photo URL, it can run an Image search and provide relevant search results.
The use of a photo to search for info on the internet rather than a keyword/phrase is referred to as “Reverse Image Search.”
Who Uses Reverse Image Search?
According to the adage, “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words,” Fake News Websites and Toxic Social Media Pages frequently employ Photos and Images to convey false information.
It has created a demand for Fact-Finding websites that employ Reverse Image Search to disprove lies, misinformation, half-truths, and misleading information published on the internet.
A Reverse Image Search will take you to the image source and access to other websites where the image was used.
Trained individuals then evaluate this data at Fact-Finding websites to give a persuasive report about a viral social media post or an article on a website that is deceptive or openly disseminating lies.
1. Reverse image search on PC and Mac using Google
Google Image Search works best on a desktop or laptop computer, and it may be used regardless of your computer’s web browser (Chrome, Safari, etc.).