If you’re a digital marketer, you want to protect yourself from copyright lawsuits. One of the most important ways of doing so is learning how to reverse image search to figure out whether an image is copyrighted or has specific licensing agreements. This article will show you how to reverse image search on iPhone.
For the longest time, Google’s reverse image search was only available on desktop. There’s now an app for reverse image search. The reverse image search Google mobile capabilities can be found on the Google App, which can be downloaded on any mobile device, including iPhone.
What is Google reverse image search?
Google reverse image search, also known officially as Google Search by Image, is a service that allows a user to search for images using an image as the starting point. The user starts off by uploading an image or inputting the URL of an online image which then allows Google to analyze billions of images and information online related to the image, at times finding the exact image elsewhere on the world wide web.
How does Google Search by Image work?
Google will scan the images for distinctive points, colors, lines, and textures. The query that’s generated from this analysis is then compared with billions of possible images that Google knows of in its index. Google will display any images that are similar or the same, in different sizes, colors, etc. Related content and images will also be shown.
Why do people use reverse image search?
Many photographers, artists and animators use reverse image search to discover unauthorized use of the images they have created. Since Google Search By Image can scan billions of images and websites, it is relatively easy to find out whether another person or company has used an image without appropriate approval. You can reverse image search freely to find out who has been using your images without authorization.
If you’re a digital marketer, you want to find ways to make sure you protect yourself from copyright lawsuits, which can include forming an LLC, and making sure your marketing content is free from copyrighted materials. A reverse image search will help.
How To Do A Reverse Image Search On iPhone
Reverse Image Search on iPhone Google App Method
In order to reverse image search on iPhone you first have to have an image saved on your iPhone.
You will then have to download the Google App on your iPhone
Once you download the Google App, in the search bar, tap Google Lens.
Tap the photo picker Gallery and select a photo saved on your iPhone:
Select how you want to search. You can select a part of the image by dragging corners of a box that appears on the image, or you can selected the entire image.
At the bottom, you will see the search results of the image. Sometimes it will show you similar images incorporating certain aspects of the photo you are analyzing. Other times it will show you the exact same image.
Using these steps, you can reverse image search Facebook images. You can reverse image Bing photos. The possibilities are endless.
Reverse Image Search Chrome, Safari Browser Method
When you open up the URL images.google.com on mobile, the camera icon won’t show up in the search bar. You will need to load the desktop version on your mobile device. This method works with Safari, but it performs best in the Chrome browser app or Android. In Safari, tap the icon on the top left and select “Request Desktop Website”. In Chrome, tap the three-dot menu, scroll down on the menu that pops up, and select Request Desktop Site. On both browsers, that will load the desktop version of Google Images, and the camera icon will appear. Then you can upload photos from your camera roll.
Reverse Image Search on iPhone using Google Lens Method
Google Lens is the name of both a technology provided by Google and a standalone iOS and Android app that’s based around it. You can download the Google Lens App which also offers a reverse image search option. Lens has its own app, but is also part of the Google app, Google Photos, and Google Assistant, on iOS and Android.
There you have it. These methods list a few ways you can do a reverse image search on iPhone. By doing so, you have done the due diligence of using images appropriately for digital marketing purposes.