Reasons You Should Be Using Reverse Image Search

Posted by Nadine Segal • July 29, 2014 at 02:06 PM

Images on computer

Reverse image searching is a great tool. Torch Browser’s Drag & Drop feature makes it super easy. By simply clicking on am image and dragging it to the “Image Search” tile, you can see the results on images immediately.

Why would you want to perform a search of an image?  Well there are plenty of situations where reverse image search can really come in handy. Here are a few:

I Really Want One of Those

Ever see a picture of a product and think “I want one.” Usually you can just Google the name, but if you don’t know the brand name, finding that specific product might be tricky. If you image search the product picture, you will often find websites selling that product, or at least the brand name to look up.

What is That?

Have you seen a picture of a beautiful flower or a terrifying insect and think “what is that?” With reverse image search you can usually find the answer in seconds.

Tropical Paradise

Where is That?

You are browsing the web and see a photo of the perfect tropical paradise and you want to get there at all costs. You are ready to book your flight, if only you knew where it was. Reverse image search may not be able to help you fund a last minute trip halfway around the world but it can help you find out where it is you want to be. Just reverse image search the photo you found and you can discover just where it is. It also works for photos of buildings or landmarks.

Suspect Photoshop

If you often look at photos online and think “that just can’t be real” you can now prove it. Reverse image searching a photo will often help you find the original image, before it was manipulated.

Who Took It?

Looking to give credit where credit is due? Reverse image search can help you find the photographer behind a certain image so you can properly credit him or her.

Beautiful woman

The Too Good To Be True Profile Pic

If you are looking for love online and think that a certain someone’s profile picture is just a little too good to be true, don’t worry just reverse image search and you can usually see if the person is pretending to be someone else. If their photo shows up online as a fashion model or star athlete, you may want to find someone new.

Remember the easiest way to use reverse image search is with Torch Browser. If you aren’t using Torch, download it now to see what you are missing out on.

Nadine Segal

About Nadine Segal

I am interested in technology, music and the web. I write about the latest tech news focused on the internet and online tools.