Guide To Search On Google Using An Image Uploaded From Your Computer Or From URL

Time has come when google is extending the search capabilities and adding different new ways to do a google search, the recent example is one in which google now allows you to search on google using an image which you can upload from your computer or specify a URL to an uploaded image on web on some website or server, make sure it’s a pubic direct link liked to the image.

Watch the video embedded below to see google search using an image in action and what all you can do with it.

This way you discover all sorts of content that’s related to a specific image. Just specify an image, and you’ll find other similar or related images as well as relevant results from across the Web. For example, search using a picture of your favorite band and see search results that might include similar images, webpages about the band, and even sites that include the same picture.

There are a few ways to search by image:

Visit images.google.com, or any Images results page, and click the camera icon in the search box. Enter an image URL for an image hosted on the web or upload an image from your computer.

How to enter an image URL

  1. On any webpage, right-click an image and select the option to copy it. In most browsers, this option’s name starts with "Copy image," except Internet Explorer for which you’ll select "Properties" and then copy the URL that’s then displayed.
  2. Visit images.google.com, or any Images results page, and click the camera icon in the search box.
  3. Paste the copied URL into the search box
  4. Click Search

How to upload an image

  1. Visit images.google.com, or any Images results page, and click the camera icon in the search box
  2. Click the Upload an image link
  3. Click Choose File
  4. Select the image from your computer
  5. Wait for the file to upload, then click Search

Tip: You can also drag and drop an image to initiate a search. Simply click on an image, hold down the mouse, and begin dragging it toward the search box. You should see a blue box appear, and then you can drop the image into that box.

or else you can also use google chrome extension to do image search using google chrome or you can also install a Firefox browser extension to do google search using image from Firefox.

Please note: Search by image is optimized to work well for content that is reasonably well described on the web. For this reason, you’ll likely get more relevant results for famous landmarks or paintings than you will for more personal images like your toddler’s latest finger painting.

Right now google search with image is currently being rolled out across google servers slowly or so in case if you don’t see this feature it might appear in some upcoming days, and right now it will appear on desktop computers only, in future it might be rolled out for mobile phones as well, lets see. In case you have any questions or anything to share please leave a comment at the end of this article through the comment section.

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