How To Google A Photo

Ever wondered where an image comes from? Or perhaps you stumbled upon a picture online and you want to discover its original source or find similar images. Great news! Google Images has a reverse search feature that allows you to do just that! This blog post will guide you through the steps of how to Google a photo.

Step 1: Visit Google Images

On your web browser, visit Google’s image search page by typing in your address bar.

Step 2: Access the Search by Image feature

Once you’re on Google Images, click on the camera icon (Search by Image) in the search bar.

Step 3: Upload an image or insert the image URL

A dialogue box will appear with two tabs: “Paste image URL” and “Upload an image”. If you have the image saved on your device, go to the “Upload an image” tab, click on “Choose File”, and select the image you want to search. If the image is online, right-click on it, select “Copy Image Address” and then paste it in the “Paste image URL” section.

Step 4: Analyze the results

After you’ve uploaded or inserted the image URL, Google will analyze it and show you the search results. It’ll display websites containing the same image, visually similar images, and sometimes even the same image in different sizes or resolutions.

Google Lens

For mobile devices, Google has an app called Google Lens that also offers a visual search function. This is particularly useful when you want to search for something you’ve seen in the physical world, like a cool piece of furniture or a unique plant. Just take a picture of the object, open Google Lens, and upload the image.


That’s it! Now you know how to Google a photo. This feature is incredibly handy for verifying the source of images, finding higher resolution versions, or simply satisfying your curiosity when you come across an interesting image online.