How to Match Pictures of People on the Internet

By Jacob Stover

The Internet has changed the way that people share their lives with one another. Digital photographs can be uploaded to social networking sites and personal blogs in a matter of seconds. With such a wealth of photographs now being stored on the Internet, it is not uncommon to come across images that seem strangely familiar. Thankfully, you can use a reverse image search to find copies of similar images anywhere on the net. These special searches can be used to match images of people to their blogs and social networking pages.

Step 1

Locate any image you wish to use for the purpose of a reverse image search. You can use any image file on your computer, as well as any image hosted on the Internet.

Step 2

Navigate your Web browser to the TinEye homepage.

Step 3

Click "Upload your Image" to use an image on your computer as the basis of your search. Enter the URL for any online image in the text field to use an online image for your search. You can enter either the page containing the image, or use the direct image URL. If you enter a Web page, you can specify which elements of the page are to be used for the search.

Step 4

Click "Search" to execute a search using the selected image. Use the controls on the left side of the website to sort your results. TinEye uses a computerized algorithm to search for images based on various aspects of the sample image. Search results are displayed as an image with an accompanying Web address.