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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. Go to
  2. Click Search by image .
  3. Click Upload a file.
  4. Select an image.
  5. Click Open or Choose.

Drag & drop an image

  1. On your computer, find the file with the image you want to search.
  2. Click the image.
  3. Drag the image to the search box.

Search with a URL

  1. On your computer, go to 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
  4. Click Search by image .
  5. In the text box, paste the URL in “Paste image link.”
  6. 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. To display results in a sidebar, click Search Image with Google.

Search with an image from search results

  1. Go to
  2. Search for an image.
  3. Click the image.
  4. Scroll down to see related images.
  5. To go back to the result page, at the top right, click Close Close.

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