Showing posts with label reverse image search. Show all posts
Showing posts with label reverse image search. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

How to Improve Reverse Image Search Results

Reverse image search can be a good way to find more information about an object, animal, or person in a photograph. I use reverse image quite often when my daughters ask me about plants or animals that we see on our walks in the woods. To do that I take a picture and then upload it to Google Images.

When you conduct a reverse image search on Google Images Google tries to find matching images and pages that contain matching images. Sometimes it works well on the first attempt. Sometimes it doesn't work well at all. When it doesn't work well you can "help" Google by adding a couple of keywords to go along with the image that you have uploaded.

The process of conducting a reverse image search and adding keywords to it is demonstrated in my new video that is embedded below.


Read the context of the lesson in the video here.

For lots of great search tips, read Dan Russell's The Joy of Search.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

How to Conduct a Reverse Image Search

Tineye is a free tool that helps you conduct reverse image searches. In a reverse image search you're searching for the places where an image has been posted online. In the video embedded below I demonstrate how to conduct a reverse image search.


Applications for Education
Conducting a reverse can be a good way for students to discover information about an object or location featured in a picture. As demonstrated above, when the image is located through Tineye students can click through to the source to see how the image was used and what was written about the image.

Conducting a reverse image search can provide students with a good lesson on digital footprints. Have them conduct a reverse image search for images they have posted online and then count the number of places where that image has appeared.