So, you found a photo somewhere and has no idea who that is. You want to find that person using his/her photo, right? Well, here is good news. If you got that photo from the internet, or if the photo is somewhere on the internet, the chances are you are probably going to be able to dig deeper into the roots of the photo and find out the person. In this article, we are going to take a deeper look into the steps required to find someone’s name/identity just using a photograph. So, tie up, let’s look at the methods you could follow.
Reverse Image Search
If you don’t know, there is something called reverse image search. Simply, you upload a photo, the service will look for similar images even though the images were altered a bit, chances are, it is going to find similar photos. So, if the image came from a social profile such as an Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter account, finding his/her name is pretty easy. Even though it is not, there will be some kind of traces like the name, links, or anything like that. Without further due, let’s check how to reverse search a photo.
Google Reverse Image Search
You might be familiar with the Google Images, one of the most popular image directories out there. Did you ever notice a camera icon on the right side of the image search box? Well, that’s what lets you search other images using an image as the source. So, just reverse search by an image to find any matching photos on Google.
Using other alternatives
Google is not the only reverse image search engine out there. There are plenty of others which we listed in this article on the best reverse image search engines. Use any one of them if you cannot find the matches on the Google reverse image search. You are probably going to find a match from any of those websites.
I still can’t find the person
If you still cannot find the person after using any of the reverse image search engines, chances are that the photo is not on the internet yet. Or the image is hosted somewhere that denies access for the search engines. You can also view the photo Exif data by right-clicking on the picture and going to the Properties screen to find any traces.