In yesterday’s blog post about the Photography for bloggers session at Blogfest 2012, I told you about Google image reverse image search. Today I’ll be explaining it further, with the help of screenshots and the third image in my Identity Crisis blanket blog post.
Each photo in a blog post has it’s own URL. You find the URL by clicking on the photo. It will open in a new window and have /*name of photo*.jpg at the end:
Right click and copy that URL.
Now go to Google Images:
Click on the camera icon. It will expand to look like this:
Paste the photo URL into the search bar and hit Search:
Et voila. My photo appears in 124 other places on the Internet.
I hope you find this useful.
If you see that a photo from your blog has been used for the cover of a book, contact the publishers and sue the living daylights out of them. Use the payout from your copyright infringement case for lots and lots of yarn. You could even quit your day job.
You can thank me later.
Reblogged this on G-Ma Ellen's Crochet Corner and commented:
This is very useful information. Thank you crochetime!
Jackie W said:
Wow! Good work on figuring this out. Looks very easy to do and I hope it will help the creators of so many great patterns.
brilliant tips!! thanks! LOVE the last paragraph…you can thanks me later! brilliant 🙂
This is a great way of keeping track of images, I also use it to track down illegal use of Mike’s photography and found an interesting compilation of his work on Polyvore once. They took it off straight away after he complained.
Wow, that’s good to know Magda. The internet is so vast, and not everyone is nice enough to use Pinterest when sharing images, so it’s really good that we all know about this feature.
Ha! Loved this.☺ Thanks for the tip on reverse image — now I can amaze my kids & show them that ‘mom’ actually knows something techie.
Thanks for explaining further. I tried it yesterday but couldn’t make it work. Now I understand and I will try again.
…i receive your newsletters and i am very thankful to you,but this time i tried it but it doesn’t match..my blog is blogspot and the url of the image appears only if you open it in another window,but i tried again and it didn’t match again on google images…does it match only for wordpress??bye from Italy!!
I think the method is the same for blogger and wordpress. Maybe the photo you chose does not appear anywhere else on the internet?
Thanks for answering!!that’s right,i will choose others photo!!have a nice day!
Thank you so much for sharing this – will reblog on my blog as it is really, really useful. THANK YOU.
Im glad you found it useful! Thanks for reblogging too
You are very welcome tweeted too.
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Fiddly fingers said:
Rather interesting this! Thanks for sharing with us 🙂
How clever are you!?! Thanks for sharing Natasja 😀 Mo x
Very useful information! Thanks for posting.