akemiiwaya at June 3rd, 2014 16:00 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/190237/how-do-you-find-the-original-source-of-an-image/
What do you do when you have an awesome image that you downloaded long ago, but are unable to remember the website you found it on? Are there any easy ways to find the original website again?
jacob_zinicola at June 3rd, 2014 16:34 — #2
Google Image Search also has the ability to do a reverse lookup of web-based images. From the same camera icon, you have the option to provide a URL to the image instead of uploading a local copy.
yu0x3 at June 4th, 2014 03:51 — #3
Also you can just drag&drop images from another browser window into the image search.
Its also useful if someone posts an image on some imageboard without stating the source.
ushindi at June 4th, 2014 14:18 — #4
Thanks, AA. I've long used Google Image Search, but had never heard of "TinEye". Now I have two ways to find what I'm looking for.
akemiiwaya at June 5th, 2014 14:01 — #5
@Ushindi - Good news indeed then. ^_^
Not only can you use the website, there is also a desktop client/app that I wrote about some time back (late 2011). I just checked the download links for the post and there was a new release of the desktop client/app just last month. ^_^
You can see the write-up I did here:
Reverse Search Images Easily with the TinEye Client for Windows
ushindi at June 5th, 2014 17:58 — #6
Thank you very much - I have it downloaded now and I appreciate your extra effort, AA.
akemiiwaya at June 7th, 2014 04:18 — #7
@Ushindi - You are most welcome. ^_^
system at June 13th, 2014 16:00 — #8
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