Reverse Image Search

Google Image search reverse image lookupPretty cool tool I’ve just discovered. I’m listing the tools I’ve found here for my own reference and in case any of you find it helpful too.

  1. Google Image reverse lookup. Finds sites with that same image, shows similar images, etc. It’s great for just about everything, except if I want to find a similar image on a stock image site for purchase.
  2. http://www.thinkstockphotos.com has a beta version. It only shows exact matches on Getty or iStock.
  3. 123rf works similar to Google, but it doesn’t seem near as good. Or maybe their content just isn’t as good.
  4. Tin Eye, haven’t tried it yet, but it’s been around for quite a while.

VERY IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: Please do NOT ever use an image you find via Google search (or any other search engine) without tracking down the owner and getting permission to use the image or purchasing the rights from a stock image company.