Google Image Search Utility

Ever wanted to quickly identify the source of an article or image? Or determine if an image has been photoshopped, faked, or re-used for purposes of misinformation?

Google’s ‘Search by Image’ utility makes this task incredibly simple! Here’s how…


STEP 1)  SEARCH FOR IMAGES:  Type in your chosen subject as you normally would. From the results page, select “Images” from the Google menu.

image search

STEP 2)  OBTAIN URL OF IMAGE: Right-Click on the image for which you want additional information and then Click ‘Copy Image Location’.


STEP 3) PASTE URL INTO IMAGE SEARCH: Click the camera icon at the right side of the “Search” box.

(HINT: The images nearest the top are usually the “purest” or closest to the original source)

STEP 4)  GET THE IMAGE HISTORY:  Enter the Image URL (right-click then ‘Paste’)  into the search box to initiate image search.

That’s it… Every instance where this image has been used, with the oldest at the top. And as a bonus, Google also provides a selection of visually similar images for comparison. This is very useful for sniffing-out doctored images and fakes. So not only can you get to the source of an article this way, but you can see every other instance of the use (or mis-use!) of the image and article!

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is now several years out of date. We recommend following the link below to the updated article on this topic:

Martin Harris

I have a lovely partner and 3 very active youngsters. We live in the earthquake ravaged Eastern Suburbs of Christchurch, New Zealand. I began commenting/posting on Uncensored back in early 2012 looking for discussion and answers on the cause and agendas relating to our quakes. I have always maintained an interest in ancient mysteries, UFOs, hidden agendas, geoengineering and secret societies and keep a close eye on current world events. Since 2013 I have been an active member of community, being granted admin status and publishing many blogs and discussion threads. At this time I'm now helping out with admin and moderation duties here at Uncensored where my online "life" began.

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