Questions tagged [google-image-search]

A search service created by Google that allows users to search the web for image content.

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How do I find the earliest / original instance of an image on the web?

I'm curious about the etymology (aka "origin") of this image I found on the web: How would I go about finding the earliest websearch result for this image? Yes, I can use TinEye to find other ...
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Google image search URL that can be shared?

I performed a Google Image search, it shows results, but when I send the search URL to someone, they can not see any result: https://www.google.com/search?as_q=berlin&tbs=sur:fmc&biw=1855&...
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Is there a way to search for images with transparent background using Google Image Search?

How can I search for an image with transparent background using Google Image Search?
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How do I search an image with specific resolution using new Google Image Search

As you know, there was an option available in Google Image Search known as Search image with specific screen resolution, option name as Exactly but recently Google changed the approach and am not ...
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How to download all Google Search images results

Is there a way to automatically download all the images that Google shows up on Google Image Search? I do not want to download the thumbnails and only the actual images in their actual sizes.
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Is there a quick way of getting a beautiful URL to a Google search query?

When searching Google I often want to share a link to my search. (not to a search result, to the current page with the results) Many years ago Google used to have excellent URLs. For example: ...
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Search animated pics with Google

Is there a way to search for animated GIFs or PNGs with Google? (Not static GIF or PNG files, but animated files.) I’ve tried with apng but Google does not recognize that filetype and trims it.
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Prevent popups, etc. from the new Google Image Search?

Short of disabling JavaScript, is there any way to stop the irritating behaviour of the new-fangled Google image search? I'm tired of having things pop up and down, move around, and scroll up and down ...
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Google Alerts for images

We use Google alerts quite a lot to keep in touch with what's being said about our company, but what we’ve found really useful lately is using the reverse image search tool in Google Images to search ...
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Search for vector graphics in Google Images

In Google Images, one can normally specify an image format, for example let's say I want PNGs; then I can type filetype:png my search terms. Today, I wanted to search for some vector graphics so I ...
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Copying a Google "Maps" search field to an "Image" search field

Say I searched for my childhood's school on Google Maps: After seeing the "Earth View" of it, I feel like searching for Images of this college, on Google Image search. Is there a way to launch an ...
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Does Google Photos have Reverse image search?

Google Images has Reverse image search, whereas I can use a picture as my search to find related images from around the web. Does Google Photos have Reverse image search whereas I can use a picture ...
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What is the real number of results in Google Images Search [duplicate]

Google Image Search Anyone know why when I search images in Google Image Search, in this example, the input is "Google", it says there are about 872.000.000 results. Then some images are thumbnails ...
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Search Google Images for minimum 640x480 size by default

I generally search for images using Google Image Search and after any search, I select the minimum size as 640x480 from the left pane of the page. Is there any way to set a minimum size for Google ...
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Switch off drag and drop feature of Google image search

How do I turn off Google's drag and drop image-based search feature? When you go to the Google Image search engine, people can drop a picture into the search box and the results of the search will be ...
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How to use old Google image search instead of new one?

I frequently use the Google image search. Here in Central Europe they recently deployed a new UI for image search with some fancy pop up windows. Can someone tell me how to switch back to the old ...
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How to search only totally free images in Google?

I needed an image of a robot for a presentation, and I wanted an image with a free (e.g. creative commons) license. I searched in Google images "robot free", but got mostly royalty-free images (i.e. ...
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Google Images: can't select different image sizes

For a while back, when you performed a search on Google Images, you could click on the image dimensions (for example 350x200) and then it will display all image sizes of that image. Since the recent ...
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Are the image sizes Google reports inaccurate?

I tired to do a search by image earlier and got these results. However, I found one was reported at 800x1000, but is smaller than one reported at 768x960. What causes Google to misread these sizes? ...
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Google Image Search - Specify exact width with any height?

The Google image search has the ability to search for images with specific dimensions. For example, you can search for an image with an exact pixel width and height of your choice. However, if you ...
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Search for non-watermarked images

I often Google Image Search for simple images to add to my blog. For example I just searched 'lots of coffee'. However, for certain terms (like the aforementioned one) it produces a lot of results ...
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Is there a more efficient way to Google search by image instead of dragging?

Google has released their search by image functionality and I tend to use it a lot. The problem lies with a quicker way to search than dragging or pasting the URL. Ideally I would like an extension ...
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How to narrow Google Image Search to only include specific file type

I want to narrow a Google Image Search to only include a specific file type. In my specific case, I'm interested only in .gifs. Including the search term ".gif" does not effectively or ...
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Is there a way to submit, update, or remove a photo in Google image search?

If I see a bad photo in the Google Image search result and want to remove it, or update it, how do I go about doing that? I think it might be easier if Google image search got that photo from ...
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Search Google images filtered by date range

I am trying to find recent images (e.g not older than 1 year) using a specific search term. Is it possible specify a date range when using Google Images Search?
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Search for filetype:apng

Google Images search currently supports the filetype: parameter to display images of only a particular file type. So cat filetype:gif typed into the search bar will give only GIF results. cat ...
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How to effectively google images without visiting Google Images?

Say I go to google.com and type in thingtofind X. What should X be so that the result is equivalently searching thingtofind in images.google.com? The reason I'm asking this is because sometimes I want ...
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Use my photo for a search by image

How may I use a photo which is on my computer, for a search by image? I have already tried to upload it to my Google+ Unlimited account.
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Order Google Image search by resolution (descending)

How can I order a Google Image search by image's resolution in descending order (greater to lowest resolution)?
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Get ALL image search results?

Apologies if this is a duplicate. I've done a little research and it seems futile but thought I'd ask: Does anyone know a way to get all (or more?) Google Image Search results than the ones they ...
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Can I hide images on Google Image Search that I've already flagged?

When I'm reporting offensive images on Google, is it possible to hide images that I've already flagged? I want the images that I've flagged as offensive to disappear from my search results (instead of ...
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export saved Google images into Google photos

How do I import saved images from http://www.google.com/save/ into Google Photos without downloading them? (From Linux.) Similar to, but different from: How to download all Google Search images ...
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How can I change the default usage rights settings of the Google Images search?

I would like the default setting to be Labeled for reuse. How can I make this setting apply permanently?
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Ignore watermarked stock pictures from image search [duplicate]

When I search for images on Google, mostly it gives results related to stock websites with watermarked images. I want these sites to be ignored when I perform a search—is there any possibility to do ...
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Google reverse search phrase--where does it come from?

I am using Google Chrome, and I use the Google reverse search engine, by right-clicking on the image and choosing the "Search Google for this image". For some images that you have used with this ...
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What are the sizes used for the different options?

When searching on Google Images, under "Search Tools" there is a dropdown for "Size". The options in this list are: Large Medium Icon Larger than... Exactly... While the bottom 2 are fairly easy to ...
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How does one search a picture online?

If one has a picture file, like .jpg, how does one search (maybe Google) if this picture is around online?
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The pictures uploaded to Google for Google Image search, are they safe with Google?

I came across this online query: This person was asking for an expert advice. The person uploaded a picture for search, and then she got a link. On visiting the link she could see a thumbnail-sized ...
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Finding what terms would return a given image in Google Images

If I go to images.google.com and type in a search term (for instance "clouds") I get a number of images returned as a result. But for a given image in the search results, how can I find all the ...
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Best web search method to found "template" pictures

[recommended migration from Graphic design] When I prepare scientific presentation I frequently use Google image search engine to find suitable pictures to insert them on Impress slides (Libre office)...
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How do I disable zoom effect when hovering mouse over thumbnails in Google Image Search?

I think this is something of a usability flaw, so I wonder if it's possible to disable the effect that scales thumbnails up when mousing over the results. Either via a setting somewhere in my Google ...
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Google Search Tips For French Words

I like to find film posters or book covers featuring a word that I am learning. Sometimes it is difficult to find anything using Google Image search so I need to improve my search terms. For example, ...
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Where do the new images in Google search definitions come from?

I often look words up quickly using Google Search. For example, I might search define:belligerent to quickly get a definition, check my spelling, or find synonyms. Today, for the first time, I ...
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Keyboard shortcut for Google Image Search text input box when using Chrome on OSX

While searching for images using text input, I want to be able to go from an existing google image search to the input box using keyboard shortcuts. I'm using Google Chrome on OSX. A 2012 answer by ...
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How can you increase similarity in Google image search?

In Google you can image search, which will return images which are visually similar to the image you searched for. How can I increase how similar the returned results are?
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How do you search for images with transparent backgrounds?

I search with Google Image search daily, and recently they have gotten rid of their 'search tools' feature with images. I wanted to know if there’s still any other way to sort images by transparent ...
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Easy to read Google search URL agurment _Image Tab Results_: q=how+to+create+google+search+url+argument+open+images+view+only

I like to be able to create easy to read URLs and I want to know how to modify the google search URL so that the results return showing the _image_I cannot see how to open Google results on images tab ...
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Google Image Search using hidden information of the file?

I know there's hidden information called EXIF, but I think this is something else and here is why. Try, for example, searching in Google images "INFO". You will probably find this picture in some of ...
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Stop "View Image" links going to a Google url before redirecting

When I click "View Image" in Google images results I get sent to a Google page which redirects me to the image. How do I change this so I go straight to the image?
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Showing Images filter on encrypted Google search

When I use Google Encrypted sometimes I can't see Images in the left panel (even if I click on More). How do I make it show?