google images

You might think, what’s so great about this article. Everybody knows how to search images on Google!

Well, might be you don’t know all the ways to use Google Image Search.

google imagesGoogle offers you some interesting ways you can use to search images. Not only can you type in “subject” in the query bar and search images, but you can also use your mobile to take a snap and search about it, if that’s not enough for you Google even offers you to put in the URL of image/Upload the image and search images and articles related to the your image. Well this might not clear a picture of what I am talking about, but read ahead to know what I mean!

Search Images with Text:

It’s easy, huh! Just type a “subject” in the query bar and Tada! You have your result in front of you with 1000s of images floating on your screen.

Google Goggles:

If you are a smart phone user, you may or may not have heard of this. A very interesting application offered by Google for Android and iPhone users. It is as much interesting as its name; Google Goggles. This not only helps you search about the image you just shot, but also let’s you search related images and articles about the image.

Following is a video explaining about how it works:

Google Goggles

Wasn’t that awesome.. Hopefully now you have started to believe this post’s worth 🙂

Add-on: Not only does Google Goggles helps you search about the pic you shot, but it also can help you translate text – Just capture the text in image and you are done

Google translation using google goggles

How to Search Images in Google by Image?

If you do not own a Smartphone from Apple or one that works on Android, Google has a piece of cake for you too. Google’s latest offering known as Google: Search by Image does what Google Goggles does, but on a PC. Though it still does not support shooting a photo and then searching about it (which practically on a laptop or desktop is worthless) but you can use photos from other URL or a saved image. Let’s see how it works:

Search by imageThat’s this easy 😉

Here’s a small video by Google to show how Search by Image works and what kind of images does it support:

Search by Image

Isn’t that interesting how Google is working on things to make them easier for us. Share in comments on how did you like this post.

3 thoughts on “How to Search Images in Google

  • August 22, 2012 at 2:58 am

    Google Goggles is worthless if it can’t let you search by uploading an image from your camera roll. As far as I know it’s impossible to “search by image” using photos from your iPhone.

  • June 18, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Hi Amritanshu,

    You can upload any image or link to an image by first opening –

    and where you see the text input field(query bar), in the right side you’ll see a small camera icon.. just click it and you’ll get options to upload image.

    Hope that helps

  • June 18, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    how to upload the images to google image search?

    kindly reply in a bit detail or give link


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