Search with an image on Google

You can learn more about an image or the objects around you with Google Lens. For example, you can take a photo of a plant and use it to search for info or other similar images.

What you find when you search

Your results can include:

  • Search results for objects in the image
  • Similar images
  • Websites with the image or a similar image

Compatible browsers

You can do a visual search with Lens on most browsers, like:
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Edge

Upload an image

  1. On your computer, go to a web browser.
  2. Go to Google Images.
  3. Click Search by image Google Lens.
  4. Click Upload a file.
  5. Select an image.
  6. Click Open or Choose.

Drag & drop an image

  1. On your computer, go to a web browser.
  2. Go to Google Images.
  3. On your computer, find the file with the image you want to search with.
  4. Click the image.
  5. Hold down the mouse, drag the image, and then drop it into the search box.

Search with a URL

  1. On your computer, go to a web browser and access the website with the image you want to use.
  2. To copy the URL, right-click on the image and click Copy image address.
  3. Go to Google Images.
  4. Click Search by image Google Lens and then Paste image link.
  5. In the text box, paste the URL and click Search.

Tip: Browsers don't save the URLs you search within your browsing history. Google may store the URLs to make our products and services better.

Search with an image from a website

  1. On your computer, go to the Chrome browser.
  2. Go to the website with the image you want to use.
  3. Right-click the image.
  4. Click Search Image with Google Lens to display results in a sidebar.

Search with an image from search results

  1. On your computer, go to Google Images.
  2. Search for an image.
  3. Click the image.
  4. At the top right, click Search inside image .
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