How to do a Reverse Image Search Using Google Tools

If you have an image of a very old coin and want to know more about it, in such cases you can make use of Reverse Image Search tool instead of just text search with Google.

Reverse Image Search tools let you upload an image and then return the most identical results back, or you may want to just take your phone's camera and take a picture and get results that tell you what it is, well you really can do such kind of searches from your Mobile or even Desktop, let's take a look at few of the options that Google provides

Option 1. Using Reverse Image Search Using Google Images

Use Google Images to perform Reverse Image Search

If you visit you will see a camera icon next to the search box when you will click on it, it will let you either provide the URL of the image that you want to search on, or upload an image, or can even drag and drop an image into the search box from your computer or the web.

Upload Image to search an Image instead of text in Google Image Search

❗️Always make sure that you are not uploading any images that contain sensitive information.


As you can see in the below image when I uploaded an ancient coin, I got a result of visually similar images back,

Visually similar images using Google Images Search

This works on almost all browsers - Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge.

2. Using Reverse Search Using Google Lens

You can go a step further and simply use your mobile phone camera and identify details about what you are looking at using Google Lens App,

Some features of Google Lens,

  • Scan and translate text in real-time,
  • Find a look you like: If you saw an outfit that you found interesting or some furniture that you are wondering if will be a fit for your living room?, you can make use of Google Lens.
  • Copy-and-Paste text from an Image
  • Identify plants and animals,
  • Homework help: Find Results from the web for math, history, chemistry, biology, physics, and more.

Download Link for Google Lens:

Option 3. Some more tricks (only works with Google Chrome):

While surfing a website, right-click on any image you see and select the option Search Image with Google this will display the Google Lens image search on the sidebar.
Search Image with Google on any website using Chrome

Related Articles:

  1. Search with an image on Google
  2. Image Search on Computer
  3. Search with Image on Android devices
  4. Search with Image on iPhone/iPad

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