15 Best Image Search Engine and Reverse Photo Search

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Where to find images and photos? Undeniably Google Image Search is the best, depending on your needs, if you are searching for high quality high resolution photos for studio works, posters, illustration and more, Google Image Search might not be the right choice. You will have to purchase these high quality photos from the photographer via Stock Photos websites.

As shown in the list below, only 2 search engine has the capability to perform reverse search, and if you’re looking for high resolution photos, below are the top 4 websites offering both free and paid services.

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List of Image Search Engine

 
Reverse Search
Price
Bing
Yahoo
Altavista
(All 3 uses Bing algorithm)
NoFree
Ask.com
(Uses Google algorithm)
NoFree
Google Image
Yes
Drag and Drop Tutorial
Free
Corbis
NoBuy sell Images,
some are royalty free
Imnese
NoFree
TinEye
YesFree
GazoPa
NoFor Business
PicSearch
NoFree
Macroglossa
YesFree
GettyImages
NoBuy sell Images,
some are royalty free
ShutterStock
NoBuy sell Images
iStockPhoto
NoBuy sell Images
Stolen Camera Finder *
YesFree
Camera Trace *
YesOnly $10 per camera
Camera Found *YesFree

* Search the internet for the same EXIF data (each camera has its own unique EXIF, like a finger print).

How To Use Google Filter

Google is the best search engine, it is just a tool and with the cleaver use of filter, you can filter out unwanted images. Visit this link – site:nytimes.com ~college “test score” -SAT 2008..2010 to see a live example of how Google Filter works.

how to use google filter

How To Search For Animated Gif via Google

google animated gif

Sometimes certain messages are best convey with animated gif, use the ‘animated’ filter in Google Image to find gif files. Toy around with other options such as ‘Black and White’ or ‘Line Drawings’ filter, good luck.

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6 comments on “15 Best Image Search Engine and Reverse Photo Search

  1. VISHAL GAIKAR
    VISHAL GAIKAR April 5, 2013 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    Reverse Image Search is the technique which used to conduct a Image search based on the image only instead of Keywords

    • Russell Holly
      Russell Holly April 8, 2013 at 11:59 pm - Reply

      Google is a fantastic search tool that offers many in-depth resources searchers

  2. Ann Smarty
    Ann Smarty April 5, 2013 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    looking at various advanced image search engines as well as listing tools that allow to search for similar images

  3. Andy Crestodina
    Andy Crestodina April 6, 2013 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    Google announced on G+ that two new image search filters

    • ZamZam
      ZamZam April 8, 2013 at 11:59 pm - Reply

      TinEye is a reverse image search engine. Anyone can submit a picture to the website

  4. Wikipedia
    Wikipedia April 9, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    How to do a reverse image search

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