25.4.14

How to Identify Your Photograph Being Used Somewhere

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Have you ever thought - how much bad you feel when you worked till hours to create unique and creative pictures for uploading on Flickr, Pinterest or on other popular social media sites and one day you saw your photo being used on one big Website with no any credit to your profile?

I know, this is also one the most panic situation for you.

Now i want to ask one more question here - How you will feel if you can find all the pages on the internet, where your Photographs are being used?

I guess now you are thinking - wow, really is it possible?

Of course! It is possible to identify where your Photographs are being used. Interesting thing is, you can find out all the pages on the internet, where your Photographs are being used very easily. There is no need to do any set-up or any account registration for this action.
How to Identify Your Photograph Being Used Somewhere

So In this tutorial guide, I am going to share two easiest way to identify where your Photographs are being used on web. Here’s how:


How to identify using Google’s image search
Step (1): Firstly, go to Google’s image search from here and Click on camera icon which is situated inside the search box.

How to Identify Your Photograph Being Used Somewhere

Step (2): After clicking a pop-up will appear with two options - Paste image URL, Upload an image. 

How to Identify Your Photograph Being Used Somewhere

To search by URL select the option of Paste image URL and to search by your photograph select the option of Upload an image. (For the example "Upload an image" option used here)

Step (3): Select Upload an image option and Click on Choose file button to select the photograph from your PC which you want to search on web. 

How to Identify Your Photograph Being Used Somewhere

Step (4): And just within seconds Google will search for similar images on the web and will show you a list of all images that matched with the uploaded image. For the example a screenshot is shown below.

How to Identify Your Photograph Being Used Somewhere
Thus you can easily find out where you have used your photograph or where your photographs are being used.


Similar to Google’s image search, Reverse Image Search is also a useful way. Reverse Image Search is kind of a search that doesn't require any text, you can easily perform search using image upload or image URL. Simply we can say, TinEye Reverse Image Search is alternative of Google’s image search.

How to identify using TinEye Reverse Image Search
Step (1): At first, Go to Reverse Image Search from here.

Step (2): Alike Google’s image search, two options are also available here. Make a click on Choose file button to select the photograph from your computer which you want to search on internet.
How to Identify Your Photograph Being Used Somewhere

Step (3): Just after selecting photograph from your computer, it will make a quick search and will show you the complete list of all images that matched with your uploaded image.

How to Identify Your Photograph Being Used Somewhere

Interesting thing with TinEye Reverse Image Search is, it provides you the complete details of the photograph such as image type and size, link of webpage, crawled date etc. 

I hope you liked these useful ways of Image Searching. Feel free to ask and share your view with us through comments. To get more useful Google Tips and tricks, latest updates, tutorials check out our Google Tips section.

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