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#Tip: Use this Chrome plug-in for image verification

January 3rd, 2014Posted by in Top tips for journalists
Image by Ivy Dawned on Flickr. Some rights reserved

Image by Ivy Dawned on Flickr. Some rights reserved

We’ve mentioned how useful Google’s Search by Image function can be in verifying images before – like a regular image search in reverse, you put a picture in the search engine and get results based on where it has been used previously – but the tool is also available as a Chrome plug-in.

Once downloaded, just right click on an pic and select “search Google for this image” to get the results.

It won’t tell you whether an image is fake or not but will show you where it has been used before and therefore help you find the source or deduce if it has been misappropriated.

Thanks to Paul Watson for flagging up the plug-in.

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  • A Student

    You shouldn’t need to download the plug-in at all! Just right click an image and the option to Google it is already there in Chrome.

  • AlastairReid3

    Hi, we found that this didn’t always work and that the plug-in is a more reliable way to check images, thanks for the tip though.

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