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Google, Bing and the others have image search option, but what I'm looking for is the reverse way: When I submit a photo, I want this web service to tell me in which places the image is located, and show me, if possible, the versions with higher resolution.

Does a web app like this exist?

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Shouldn't the title be "Reverse image search engine"? –  Lazer Jul 9 '10 at 4:56
    
@Lazer: Here you are. –  Mehper C. Palavuzlar Jul 14 '10 at 14:19
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You want to use tineye:

TinEye is a reverse image search engine. It finds out where an image came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or if there is a higher resolution version.
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RevIMG is another one:

RevIMG is a reverse image search engine.
Traditional image search engine systems allow you to find images starting from a text, RevIMG works the opposite way: start the search from an image and returns you as result a list of links to web pages where the image or similar ones are contained.
Used in combination with a traditional search engine like Google search could make your search more accurate.
RevIMG engine finds images according to its matching algorithm based on shape, dimensions and colors likelihood.
The resulting links are listed by matching percentage.

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If you find an image in Google Images, you can click "Similar Images" and Google will find images that look like the one you found.

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Google have just launched their own reverse image search;

http://www.google.com/insidesearch/searchbyimage.html

Now you can explore the web in an entirely new way by beginning your Google search with an image.

Hope this helps.

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