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Remove an image from Google

If you want to delete a photo from Google’s search results, you’ll usually need to work with the person who owns the site that has the image.

How to remove an image

Remove an image from someone else’s site

Google may remove images if they contain sensitive personal information, like a credit card number or a picture of your signature, or if the images are "revenge porn." The Removal Policies explain what types of images may be removed.

Remove a deleted image from search results

After an image is removed from a website, it may still appear in search results for a little while.

To remove these images from search results, follow these steps:

  1. Search on images.google.com for the image you want to find.
  2. Select the image link by right clicking on the image thumbnail and choosing  Copy link address.
    Note: Different browsers may have different names for copying link location.
  3. Go to the Remove outdated content page.
  4. In the "Enter URL of outdated content" box, paste the URL.
  5. Click Request removal.
    • If you see the message "We think the image or web page you're trying to remove hasn't been removed by the site owner," follow the steps on the screen to give us more information.
    • If you see the message "This content is gone," click Request removal.
Remove an image from your own site

If the image is on your site, learn how to block content from your site from Google Search results.

Remove images from other Google products

If you uploaded a photo to a Google product, use the links below to learn how to remove it:

Why Google doesn’t remove most images

Most images that show up in Google’s search results are from websites that aren’t owned by Google. Since we aren’t the owners of these sites, we can’t remove the images from the web.

Even if we delete the image from Google’s search results, the image still exists and can be found on other search engines, or if people visit the URL directly.

This is why your best option is to contact the site's webmaster who can remove the page entirely.

Katie is a Search expert and author of this help page.

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