Have you ever seen an image (like a photo) but you just can’t figure out where you have seen it or what that actually is?
Well worry no more!
Since a while Google offers a better and a more detailed image search. All it takes is for you to drag and drop an image either from a website (like this one) or a file from your computer on to the Goolge Images screen.
Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Find an image. It needs to be either on your hard disk or online on a website, like this one ->
Step 2: Go to Google Images (Google.com/imghp)
Step 3: Drag and drop the image on to the Google Image’s screen. And again, it doesn’t matters if the image file is on your hard disk or on a website. A popup will appear, saying “Drop Image Here”.
Step4: Done! Now a list with all of the found results will appear.
Here is a demonstration, done by Google themselves.
How does it work? Simple. It scans the image file itself and sends it to Google. Google checks it and compares it with previously scanned by them images. If the images in Google’s Database share at least some similarity it will be shown as a search result. You can find more about this whole thing here.
PS: Yes, I know that this has already been said and even Google Image search’s landing page begins with the same, shorter, information, but hey, a ton of people don’t know this, so I thought it would be nice to share it.
You can read this post, translated on Bulgarian language, here.