Pinterest has become such a popular website, and most people have jumped on the bandwagon in the past few months. Unfortunately, there are times when you find a great pin, click on the pic, and end up at a dead end. I hate when I see a tasty looking dish, but can’t click through to find the actual recipe.
Have no fear, Google has come to our rescue!
Through Google image search, you have the ability to link to, or directly upload, a photo and search for the source. It’s not failproof, but I have been able to track down some original posts fairly easily with this tool.
Check out these steps below to see how easy it is to use:
First, you’ll need to save the picture down to your computer, or copy and paste the web address for the image.
Next, go to Google Images.
If you click on the camera icon in the search bar, you can either paste the address for where you found the picture, or you can upload a picture you have downloaded. After you hit the search button, you should end up with a screen like this:
There will be a list of Google suggested search terms, visually similar images, and posts that include that particular photo. From there, you should be able to hunt down the original website. This photo, for example, came from Recipe Girl, and the original is posted below. (Click on the photo to get the recipe for this delicious cake!)
With Google Images, it’s extremely quick and easy to track down the original post for a project or recipe that you are interested in.
Have you ever repinned an amazing photo, but hit a dead end when trying to find the source? Have you used Google image search to help get to the original post?
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