You’ve found the perfect image through Google images and for your presentation or post. Before you copy and paste, make sure you can use this photo. You don’t want to discover down the road that the image is owned by someone else who can threaten you with copyright infringement.
Forewarned is forearmed
Thanks to some creative and insightful individuals, it’s snow possible to find the image source and use information with the help of reverse search engines!
These sites work by submitting a chosen image to the site. They then compile a list of sites where that image appears, usually in different sizes. Using this tool saves you from having to deal with the minefield that is the Internet and fair use by getting as close to the source as possible. Save yourself the hassle of a cease and desist order and check out these links!
https://www.tineye.com/ -A popular and widely used engine. Limits at 1 MB.
https://www.imageraider.com/ -Uses Google to work, but you’re able to submit multiple images and many other features.
http://karmadecay.com/ -This image works exclusively with Reddit, great for preventing re-posts by digging through all popular Subreddits.
https://images.google.com/ -Obviously the most popular search engine on the planet, Google hosts the largest image database in the world. Nuff said.
Found a cool image that you want to use? Find its source!