Searching Google by Images

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In an ideal world, searching anything on the internet you would have to physically type a query into a search engine field. However, what happens when you need to search to find “data” about “data”? Before you get confused, let me explain.

Suppose you have seen a picture on the web and out of curiosity, you need to find other similar or related images as well as relevant information pertaining to that particular picture. Well, in that case it becomes a little complicated. The good news is — Google recently launched a service that lets you search the web by images.

According to google, all you need to do is โ€ฆ Just specify an image, and you’ll find other similar or related images with associated search results from all over the web.

For example, search using a picture of your favourite band and see search results that might include similar images, webpages about the band, and even sites that include the same picture.

There are two ways to search by images. ย (1) Searching by entering an image url, ย or (2) by uploading an image from your computer.

Simply go to http://images.google.com and follow the below mentioned steps as described by google.

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

5. Visit images.google.com, or any Images results page, and click the camera icon in the search box

6. Click the Upload an image link

7. Click Choose File

8. Select the image from your computer

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