How to Do Reverse Image Search on Google, Bing, Yandex & Tineye

How to Do Reverse Image Search on Google, Bing, Yandex & Tineye

November 2, 2020 | 7 min read

How to Do Reverse Image Search on Google, Bing, Yandex & Tineye

Search the original source image online? Here's your complete guide on how to change your image search on all the major search engines.

Are you looking for the original source of your favorite image online?

Want to get a complete list of all the pages your photo appears on the web?

A complete guide to reversing images in today's major search engines is:

  1. Google
  2. Bing
  3. Yandex
  4. TinEye

Bonus: We'll show you how to perform a reverse search on both your computer and mobile device.

Let’s get started.

What is reverse image search?

Reverse lookup is a very cool fantasy.

It's like a regular keyword search, but this time it's all about images.

Reverse image search allows you to explore an image in depth.

It provides detailed information about the size of the image, what the image is, and where it can be found online (which pages actually have links).

Why use reverse image search?

Reverse image search is fun when you sit at your computer for a few minutes.

But it is also very useful.

You can use it:

  1. Learn interesting facts about the image you liked.
  2. Check the copyright status of the image before use.
  3. Track copyright infringement on photos you've already used.
  4. Find out if other people are using your photos.

Why does not reverse image search sometime work?

Reverse image search does not work every time.

There are times when an image is uploaded to the search bar and you don't get results.

When this happens, the most likely reason is that the site where the image is located does not allow the images to be indexed.

In addition, data centers may be slightly out of sync.

This means that some users can find an image using reverse image search, while others cannot.

How to do a reverse image search on the major search engines today?

The amazing thing is that you can use your favorite search engine (Google, Bing, Yandex) to perform a reverse image search.

If you want to use a custom search engine for reverse image search, you can continue to Tineye.

Remember that if you're using a Mac or PC or a browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, etc.), that's not matter.

How to search for inverted images on Google (desktop)

1. Open Google in a compatible browser

Reverse Image Search works in Safari, Firefox, and Chrome.

When you reach your browser, open Google Photos.

2. Upload your photo

If you find an image online and want to search for it, one option is to save it to your desktop before performing a reverse search.

Then, when you open Google Photos, go to the right of the search bar and click on the camera icon.

Upload a photo by dragging and dropping it into the search area or downloading a file from your desktop.

Note. You can only search for one image at a time.

3. Upload the URL along with the image

If the image is not saved on the desktop, you can click the camera icon image icon again to paste the image URL.

To get the URL of an image, right-click on the image and select the "Open image in new tab" option.

Highlight the URL in the site's search bar and hold down the "command" and "C" keys to copy the text.

Then click the "Paste Image URL" tab.

Enter the copied URL in the space provided.

4. Explore your results

When you click Search, you'll see an uploaded image at the top of the page with some suggested keywords.

In addition to the image, Google will also let you know if other downloadable image sizes are available.

There you can find pictures or similar sites that have a picture.

How to do a reverse image search on Google (Chrome app for mobile)

How to Do a Reverse Image Search on Google (Chrome App on a Mobile Device)

Here's how to do it without booting your computer.

1. Open Google Images in the Chrome app

If you're taking photos from the web, using an application is an easy way to use reverse image search on your phone.

Open the Chrome app and drag Google Image Search up.

2. Search your image

Type the image you're looking for in the search bar and click "Enter."

A list of photos will appear.

Click on the desired image.

3. Select "Search this image on Google"

After opening an image on your phone, touch and hold it.

A drop-down menu with several options will appear.

Click the "Search this image on Google" tab below.

4. Explore your results

A new tab will open in Chrome with a second image and different sizes.

How to Do a Reverse Image Search on Google (Mobile, in a Browser)

1. Open Google Images in your web browser

The easiest way to do a reverse search on your phone is to download the Chrome app, as shown above, but you can do it in a browser.

The first step, of course, is to open the Google browser.

2. Get rid of your mobile phone review

You may have noticed that there is nowhere to look for an image when you drag Google Photos to your phone

To get this feature, change your site settings in the desktop view.

Double-click the "AA" icon in the upper left corner of the search bar.

Select the third option from the "Request desktop site" drop-down list.

It will change the screen to look like the Google browser traditionally seen on your computer.

3. Upload an image

Click the camera icon to the right of the Google Photos search bar to find the cropped image.

Clicking the button will display two options: "Paste Image URL" and "Upload Image".

If the photo was uploaded to a camera roll, select "Upload Photo", click "Photo Library," and select your photo.

The browser will then upload the image to you.

When you upload a file, you can also choose to take photos or browse previous documents or screenshots.

Or paste an image URL

If no image is saved on your phone, select the "Paste Image URL" tab.

To get an image URL, open the image in your browser, hold the image, and select "Copy."

Then paste the URL in the Download URL tab.

4. Check your results

Click the search icon after uploading the image and URL.

The site will show related search queries, other available image sizes, and sites that share the same image.

How to do a reverse image search on Google (iPhone)

Open a browser and go to

If you're using Safari, tap the share icon.

If you're using Chrome, find and click the three dots in the lower-left corner of the screen.

Select the desktop site for the request.

Upload your photo to see the result.

How to Do a Reverse Image Search on Bing

Click on the image option in the upper right corner of the Bing homepage.

Select a search using the image in the search bar.

Your options are to drag an image to the search bar, upload an image, paste a URL or image, or take a picture.

Note. Unlike Google, you can draw multiple images in the search bar!

Here are the results of photos uploaded from your desktop.

You can click the tab to see the pages that display the image, similar images, and related searches.

How to Do a Reverse Image Search on Yandex

In Yandex, click Pictures in the upper-left corner of the search bar.

You will be given the option to enter an image URL or upload an image from your desktop.

Let's say you decide to save an image and then load it from your desktop. You will get the following results.

Notice how large the image is?

Scrolling down will display similar images and a list of all the pages on which the image appears.

There is also a text recognition button that allows you to search or translate the words in the image.

How to Do a Reverse Image Search on TinEye

TinEye is a search engine where you can search for fast, unobtrusive images.

To get started, click the download button on the left side of the search bar to browse the images stored on your desktop.

Or paste an image URL into the search bar.

You can drag and drop an image directly from an open browser tab directly to the TinEye website!

When you are done, you will get the following results.

The coolest part is that you can use filters to search by image size, latest or oldest news, best matches, and biggest changes.

You can also filter by industry or group to reduce your results.

Reverse Image Search: An easy way to get detailed information about relevant images

There are many reasons why you want to know more about photography.

Want to know if you can put it on your site.

You want to know who is using your photos.

You are only interested in the image you selected.

The good news is that you can now do this with any browser or search engine of your choice.

Easily done on Mac, PC, iPhone, Android, mobile or desktop devices.

Enjoy it!