REVERSE IMAGE SEARCH: Online Investigations preferred reverse image sites

Ah, the Internet.  The magical world of counterfeit property, plagiarism, fake profiles and false claims.  So how can you possibly tell whether your online date is really the person in the photograph? Or the baby sonogram your habitual lying, attention seeking friend has posted on her Facebook is legit? Or whether the vehicle your looking to purchase from a friendly Nigerian Prince really exists?

Simple.  By conducting a reverse image search it will identify whether the same image has been used in other places across the Internet allowing you to determine whether the image you are viewing is original.

Here at Online Investigations we have done the hard work for you and created a list of the best reverse image search directories.  These are our preferred sites:

Google Images:

http://www.google.com/images

(Simply drag the image from another tab into the search box)NB: This is also offered as a Chrome and Mozilla addon allowing you to simply right click on an image to perform the search.

  Tineye:

http://www.tineye.com

NB: This is also offered as a Chrome and Mozilla addon allowing you to simply right click on an image to perform the search.

Reverse Image Net:

http://www.revimg.net

Flickr specific reverse image searches:

http://flickr.d6cn.com/

Reddit specific reverse image searches:

http://i.rarchives.com/

http://karmadecay.com/

Artwork forum specific:

e621.net: http://iqdb.harry.lu/

Danbooru: http://danbooru.iqdb.org/

Multi forum searches: http://iqdb.org/

Text based searches:

To verify whether text has been used elsewhere, we recommend these sites:

http://smallseotools.com/plagiarism-checker/

http://www.dustball.com/cs/plagiarism.checker/

http://plagiarisma.net/

http://plagiarism-detect.com/

And just for kicks……..

Celebrity lookalikes:

http://www.pictriev.com/#

(Upload a picture of yourself and this site will attempt to determine your sex, gender and your celebrity doppelganger.  Word of warning: be prepared to have your self confidence crushed!)

What sites do you use to verify work is original?