Search with an image on Google

You can learn more about an image or the objects around you with a reverse image search. 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 reverse image search on most browsers, like:
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari

Upload a picture

  1. On your computer, open a web browser, like Chrome or Safari.
  2. Go to Google Images.
  3. Click Search by image Search by image.
  4. Click Upload an image and then Choose file or Browse.
  5. Select a picture from your computer.
  6. Click Open or Choose.

Drag and drop a picture

Important: To drag and drop pictures, you’ll need to use Chrome or Firefox.

  1. On your computer, open a browser, like Chrome or Firefox.
  2. Go to Google Images.
  3. On your computer, find the file with the picture you want to search with.
  4. Click the picture.
  5. Hold down the mouse, drag the picture, and then drop it into the search box.

Search with a URL

  1. On your computer, open a web browser, like Chrome or Safari.
  2. Go to the website with the picture you want to use.
  3. To copy the URL, right-click on the picture.
  4. Click Copy image address.
  5. Go to Google Images.
  6. Click Search by image Search by image.
  7. Click Paste image URL.
  8. In the text box, paste the URL.
  9. Click Search by image.

The URLs you search with aren't saved in your browsing history. Google may store the URLs to make our products and services better.

Search with a picture from a website

  1. On your computer, open the Chrome browser.
  2. Go to the website with the picture you want to use.
  3. Right-click the picture.
  4. Click Search Google for image. You’ll see your results in a new tab.
 
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