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Search is pretty much standardized!

If you wanted information on the cutest dogs on the planet, all you had to do is key in your search term “top 10 cutest most adorable most amazingly gorgeous puppies ever” and the search engine will return the best results it finds, right?

Now, what if in a different scenario, you found the picture of a really cute dog you admired so much?

And let's say you didn't know anything about it and so you wanted to find some information on the puppy or even find more of its photos.

How would you search for the information?

Well, that's where Reverse Image Search comes in handy.

"In plain speak, reverse image lookup is a kind of content-based online search in which you upload an image (instead of entering a text-based or voice-based keyword) to find information based on the query."

With google image search, you can quickly discover visually similar images from around the web and obtain relative information about a photo including objects or places in it, and its metadata like the name of those objects.

In technical speak, reverse photo search works by using a query technique called content-based image retrieval (CBIR) — also known as query by image content (QBIC) and content-based visual information retrieval (CBVIR) — to apply computer vision in retrieving digital images from the Internet based on mathematical models. This is the case with Google’s search by image. To retrieve the information, the sample image is what formulates a search query, thereby removing the need for the user to guess keywords.

There is much technicalities to reverse photo lookup, but it's not necessary to bore you with those. Let's rather look at what you can achieve with image search.

You can do many wonderful things with reverse image photo lookup, but here are some:

  • Learn More About the Object of an Image

    Remember our cute puppy? Through reverse image lookup, we finally found that the puppy is the breed called Shiba Inu, which is the smallest of the six original and distinct spitz breeds of dog native to Japan. We also discovered that that cutie little thing is pretty agile that it can cope very well even with mountainous terrain.

  • Find Visually Similar Images

    Thinking you need almost the same image but with different styles? Reverse photo lookup allows you to discover visually similar or related images to the sample one.

  • Find the Original Sources of Images

    If you needed to credit the right source of a particular photograph but had difficulty in discovering who the original creator is, then SST image search is your answer.

  • Find Plagiarized Photos

    Photo pilferers may think they are smart, but image search makes you smarter! If you have lots of original photos and want to know if someone is using them without your permission or giving any credits, then a search by image tool is your new pal. You'll even be able to see how many other pages have your image.

  • Create Backlink Opportunities

    Don't just use google search by image to find people who are using your photos without attributing credits, ask them to mention you as the author and link back to your page. Great for SEO!

  • Identify People, Places, and Products

    Got photos of people, places, or products you don't know? No worries! Just upload them and reverse photo search will help identify those for you as long as there are identical images or information online.

  • Discover More Versions of a Particular Image

    Maybe your current version of an image is not getting the job done. With reverse image lookup tool, you can get more versions of a particular image, whether that means a different size, format, or one that's not as blurry.

  • Detect Fake Accounts

    Thinking you're too cute and someone might be using your photo on a fake social media account? Let reverse photo lookup help keep your personal reputation clean.

RIS by Small SEO Tools is an image search and photo recognition tool. It combines technologies that support computer vision, pattern recognition, and photo lookup to allow you find any image on the Internet using image.

Our Image Searching tool is easy to use, reliable, and is built to be efficient for any kind of use case.

The three? Google, Bing, and Yandex.

  • Google Image Search

    Google Images is a photo search service owned and operated by Google. It allows users to search the Internet for image content. This tool was created on July 12, 2001 after a demand for pictures of Jennifer Lopez's green Versace dress that the regular Google search couldn't handle. After running Google Images for years, Google finally added a reverse search functionality to it in 2011.

  • Bing Image Search

    Bing is a web search engine owned and operated by Microsoft. The service has its origins in Microsoft's previous search engines, including Windows Live Search, MSN Search, and later Live Search. Bing, as a search engine, provides a variety of search services, including image search. Apart from its web usage, Bing Image Search is also a feature in Microsoft Office documents that allows users to quickly search for online images and insert them directly into a document. Our image search tool uses Bing Image Search to deliver results.

  • Yandex Image Search

    Yandex is the Russian search engine and its reverse photo lookup is called “Sibir,” which is the Russian word for Siberia. Sibir is also based on the acronym CBIR, which stands for “content-based image retrieval” as you've seen above. With Sibir, the Yandex search engine can search for images based on another image entered. The sample image can be an entire image or a fragment of it, whether from the Internet or your local storage. Search results are based on similar images found on the internet that have already been indexed by Yandex.

    Picture Search Tool by Small SEO Tools combines all of these three major search engines to bring you great image search results. In the process of searching you have the option to choose which results to see based on your preferred search engine out of the three, or you can click to see results from all three.

With its elaborate build, you'd think this image finder will take a lot to use, right? Well, it doesn't. Instead, our photo finder takes just a few simple steps to complete each search. Simply upload a photo and our sophisticated algorithm will return the best-matched images with detailed information about that image instantly, drawing from the databases of Google, Bing, and Yandex.

Here's are the steps involved:

Step #1: Have your query photo handy; that is, the photos you want to look up.

Step #2: Get on this page which is where you probably are right now.

Step #3: Upload your query image by directly pasting online image URL or uploading photos from your device or choosing an image from Dropbox or Google Drive. You can upload .jpg, .JPEG, .PNG and .GIF extensions.

Step #4: Next, click on “Search Similar Image” to run it.

Step #5: Once you've done that, our super-smart algo will do the rest, digging up information from Google, Bing and Yandex to return the best-matched image results and their relative details. All you have to do now is click on “Check Images” to view results based on your preferred platform.

For Mobile Users:

Google-owned Search by Image mostly work on desktop computers and not on mobile devices and tablets. So if you had a photo in one of your mobile apps (say a friend sent it via Whatsapp), and you’d like to verify it, you will first have to go through the long process of first transferring the image to a desktop computer or laptop before performing a reverse google image search.

We have been able to solve that problem by making our RIS tool available for mobile devices, including Android and iOS compatible phones and tablets. All you have to do is download our app on Google Play Store or Apple App Store to get started. To do that, simply click on the store icons on this page as thus:

Any image you upload in our reverse picture search tool is 100% safe and secure. We do not share or sell any of your photos and also do not save your content in our database. So you can rest assured that your information is in safe hands.

All the similar images featured on this page were obtained using our Search By Image tool. But we also have other tools you may find helpful, like our Image Resizer and Image Compression tools.