Berify is on a mission to protect your images online and make discovering stolen content easy. Before we explore how to search using an image, let’s first get to WHY. Why Is It I… Read More
Use our image matching algorithm to search over 800 million images along with image data from all of the major image search engines.
Ever wonder what the best reverse image search engine is? What tool can I use to find out where my images are showing up on the internet?
An image search engine is a unique search engine technology that takes an image file and scans the internet for results matching the one you uploaded.
Today, numerous reverse image search sites work hard to provide customers with the information they are looking for. A reverse image search can be used to find plagiarized work, lost connections, suspicious characters and more.
We’re out to see which site is the best reverse image search engine. Because Berify is one of these sites, we took precautions to remove as much bias as possible to give the most accurate results as possible. We looked strictly at the number of exact matches for a random logo, stock photo, and model.
A few of the sites we studied did not sort the exact matches from the possible matches. Instead of manually sorting through the possible matches to determine the exact matches, we entered their data in as a zero. Do not confuse this with them not showing any results.
We ran searches on the following sites: Google, Bing, TinEye, Pixsy and Image Raider. Due to the site being down for the past few weeks, we excluded Image Raider’s results. We also wanted to know what the pros and cons of each site were. We used the same three images on all five sites, as follows:
Being able to search a logo is great for analyzing marketing efforts. You can see where your content is doing well and keep the ads cranking.
When searching models, why not pick the gorgeous Claudia Schiffer, which we did. Google, Bing, and TinEye were left with a question mark because of the high volume of search results, and we had no way of sorting exact matches from related or duplicate matches.
Out of all stolen online content, perhaps the most widely stolen is stock photos. While it can seem a victimless crime, for each stock image stolen, a creator or artist has their work taken from them, and they lose money. While some content is offered for free, Berify uses its search to look for work that isn’t free and is in fact, stolen.
Again, because Google had no way of sorting exact matches from related or duplicate matches, it was left with a question mark because of the high volume of search results.
Berify provides exact and similar matches via a list that is easy to navigate. Berify’s exact/similar sorting tool is the main characteristic that sets it apart from the other image search engines. Berify also saves all the images you upload so you can view them at a later time, even after you exit the browser.
It gets better:
Another cool feature is the ability to pull images off of websites to search, which saves you the hassle of having to download each image you search. Along with subcategories, like social networks, Berify has a photo tagging option that makes it easy to organize all of the photos you upload. You can even schedule Berify to automatically search your images periodically and alert you if people are stealing your content.
While Google has access to a significant amount of data, sifting through that data can become a chore. Google’s reverse image search results included as a mess of unrelated and duplicate sites. With 25,270,000,000 search results, it seemed like an impossible task to find what you’re looking for.
Bing’s image search is similar to Google’s. It often shows related content, which if clicked, would lead to an endless string of confusing links. No one wants to click through 17 pages of loosely related content. The only way to sort content is to dive in and search each link and image manually.
Pixsy, much like Berify, saves the images you’ve searched so you can easily review your search results even after you exit the browser. They have options to ignore photos or results you’ve found if they are not what you’re looking for. You can also flag results that are important.
One problem with their site is the accuracy slider. After testing all three images, the slider only changes when it’s all the way to the left or right. Putting the slider in the middle doesn’t give you a medium range of results.
No matter what image you search on TinEye, it will say it “searched over 23.5 billion images in 0.6 seconds.” This is an auto-reply for all of their image searches. One feature that is nice on TinEye is the “Compare Match” option. You can go into a side-by-side view of the image you uploaded and the picture they found. This is helpful when sorting through similar matches.
TinEye don’t have an exact match option, but you can sort by best match, biggest image, newest, oldest and most changed. You can then narrow your search further by typing in specific website names you think the image might appear on.
Unlike the other image search sites, Berify can track and monitor your images automatically without you having to search every day manually. On Berify, you won’t have to sift through millions of irrelevant images and your data will be organized in an easy to digest format.
Berify’s mission is to help creators, models, students, professionals, performers, and others discover where their stolen content is hiding. No longer will you have to run a search every day to make sure people are not taking your work because Berify alerts you as soon as your content is found somewhere else. It truly is the best reverse image search out there!
Where are your images being used?
Use the search bar above to run a reverse image search and find out now before someone gets away with stealing your work or identity.
Also, if you’re a business looking for a reverse image search API, apply today to use Berify’s:
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