Reverse image tools compared. In this era of technology, there are millions of possibilities. We do search online for any query that comes in our kind, or we face in our daily life. Now with the voice assistants in smartphones, we can even do an internet search with voice. And if you are here, you may know about all including reverse image search and tin eye.
First of all, tell me are Nev or Max from catfish? Just kidding. Although reverse image search is also known as image search catfish, you may want to use it for different purposes like research for an image from various sources. Or you may want to see if someone is using your copyrighted picture so you can send them a DMCA notice. No matter what is your purpose, reverse image search is a great tool.
For now, you may know only Google image search, but there are other great tools out there for reverse image search. In this article, you will get to know the top three tools to do a reverse image search.
1. TinEye Reverse Image Search
In catfish, most probably they used this search engine because TinEye is the first company to introduce the reverse image search and it works like a charm till now. It comes with free as well as a paid account. With the free account, you get a limited number of searches, but you can save your previous searches. With a premium account, you get unlimited searches and more accurate results.
You don’t have to upload an image, and you can also search using the image URL if that image is available online. Using TinEye, you can effortlessly search for the images copyright, or even if those images are being used by doing modifications. You can also use the browser extension for a fast image search. But for mobile, you can use the Yandex browser to install the extension in your browser, but it is better to use the web version on mobile for ease.
There are some cons of Tineye like this that do not have AI. i,e. it will recognize the objects and people in the image that is a significant need for today. Moreover, you can only upload a picture of only 20MB, for more limit, you have to purchase the premium plan of $200/year.
Tineye has a great feature like catfish that you can search based on colors in the images. If you want to use this feature, go to the TinEye’s library, also known as multicolor search library.
ImageRaider is a perfect tool for keeping a record of your work and use of your photos all over the internet if you are a professional photographer. Moreover, you can also search for royalty-free images for your blog or commercial use. Like TinEye imageRaider also accepts the reverse image search via image URL. No doubt, Google is a giant, but ImageRaider is more accurate and has a better user experience than Google image search.
ImageRaider helps you to keep a record of your portfolio based on time. Users have excellent reviews of this tool.
If a tool is good enough to get good reviews, you have to pay a cost for it. It works based on credits. You have to purchase the loans using the card or Paypal to start using this tool. Although you can get the free 50-100 credits if you tweet about the product that you can use for a few images. One of the bad experiences I had with imageRaider is its slow speed while processing the photo. I don’t know whether it is an issue with the upload or research image takes time.
So if you are a professional photographer, an image raider is your tool.
3. Google Reverse Image Search
Google reverse image search is already one of the best image search engines online, and Google is making it better day by day. Google reverse image was launched in 2001. It had a minimal search database back then, but now it is the most accurate reverse image search tool online. So, you can use that with confidence.
To access the Google reverse image search, you have to go to images.google.com.
There will be a dialogue box like a regular Google search. Then you can upload an image from your local store, or you can paste the URL of the image you want to reverse lookup and hit enter. You will see a lot of relevant models and a few articles from Wikipedia about the picture.
Now if that image is being used on other platforms, you can approach them and ask for the removal.
The best part of Google is that it is Free, and there is no limit to that. You don’t even need an account to search. Moreover, the speed is pretty fast and better than all the tools available online.
Google reverse image search is best for searching online for similar images, things similar to what you have like any unique or rare objects. But the results are not very accurate all the time. For example, the same images may not be very similar if the size of the model differs.
Image search like catfish is no longer a myth; you can search using many available tools online. It just the comparison between the top three reverse image search tools online. And among them, imageRaider is the best of all if you can afford it. However, most of your needs can be fulfilled by Google reverse image search.