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Old 04-12-2012, 05:28 PM
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Identify an unknown item using a photo of it and google images

Thought I would post this up as I have seen a couple threads wondering what a specific item is from a picture. I also had cause to use this feature just last week. To be warned, this is not going to find the exact item link, it will take some digging but it can most definitely narrow down the web sites you browse through to find it. I also noticed that the camera in the search bar does not show up in opera. I had to use internet explorer for it to show. I don't know if this will work in any other browsers. I don't believe it will work if you take a photo yourself and upload it as the engine most likely relies on similarities between the photo and existing images to find a match.

Step 1

Go to google images.



Step 2

Click on the camera in the search bar.

Step 3

Provide link to photo or upload photo.



Step 4

Press Search.

Step 5

result!

This helped me to find a style of boots I have spent a year looking for when I came across an image of a similar boot last week. Thanks to this I now own them.

Hope this can help some of you!!

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Old 04-12-2012, 05:47 PM
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Haha! Thank you so much! I will definitely try it!
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:13 AM
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I read that they were introducing this feature but didn't know it was up and running already.

Glad you found the boots you wanted!
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:59 PM
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Has anyone tried this?
Bizarre.
I guess Google tries to find similar images by color... ? I was looking for the Frye Boots from the other thread and I got "visually similar images": from portraits to underwear, furniture and even a dude with his treasures exposed...
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:35 PM
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I tried this with a picture of me & I got mostly porn pictures.
This function doesn't work lol
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:21 PM
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^ LOL .

I dunno what you guys mean because I use this all the time and it works great for me ! Especially when I find pics of clothes online & I want to find out where it's from
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:26 PM
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I tried this with a picture of me & I got mostly porn pictures.
lol. I suppose you should take that as a compliment?
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:50 PM
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^ LOL .

I dunno what you guys mean because I use this all the time and it works great for me ! Especially when I find pics of clothes online & I want to find out where it's from
I was joking.....I know it works. I really did google myself though
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:52 PM
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Has anyone tried this?
Bizarre.
I guess Google tries to find similar images by color... ? I was looking for the Frye Boots from the other thread and I got "visually similar images": from portraits to underwear, furniture and even a dude with his treasures exposed...

I used it with the attached picture to find my new boots. This is my N=1. Like I said it is pretty specific but have found it does work.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:31 AM
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I was joking.....I know it works. I really did google myself though
I totally didn't catch that. That is funny though about googling yourself
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