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Monday, 6 January 2014

How To Find The Original Source of An Image

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You know how frustrating it can be to find the original source of an image on the internet right?

And you KNOW how you want to beat your head repeatedly against a wall when you find the perfect dress on Pinterest and the link goes to no where, or you cannot for the life of you find out where to buy that incredible print that you simply CANNOT live without having on your wall.

Or maybe you have simply fallen in love with an image or a photo and want to share it but have no idea who to contact for permission or who to credit it to.

Thank you Google!

I knew that one day my addiction to you would pay off in more ways than just diagnosing myself with 50 different types of rare exotic diseases.

Did you know that there is an easy way to search an image and shorten the trail back to the original source?

No me either until now!

Here is a super quick tutorial to a little tip that may just be worth keeping up your sleeve and it works for Firefox 3.0 +, Chrome, Internet Explorer 8+ and Safari 5+

First of all go to Google Image Search and then just follow these simple steps.

NOTE: I always save the image to my computer when I initially find it and then at a later date I can use the upload image and search option. As tempting as it is, don’t rename your image when you save it to your computer as it makes it harder to search for later.

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Once you hit search, this is what you will get;

1.       First up will be the preview image that you searched for.

2.       Next Google will show the closest match. If Google cant find a the original text description for your       image it will give you links to further search results.

  3.       Links to pages that have your image on their site.

See, easy peasy. Happy hunting! :)