Here is a much underutilized tool for web sleuths tracking down the original owner behind an image.
- To determine fake profiles
- To find out about copyright theft
- To check against image rights
- Who else is selling your product? Stealing your idea?
Say you were just tweeted at by what you suspect is an automated profile, (what is known as a bot). Here is a useful way to determine if the name behind that image really is that person.
Take the image URL, or copy it and upload it here:
Now you should get a listing of locations wherever Google found the same image or even it’s derivatives.
Watch the following video for an example of checking whether a profile is using someone else’s image, and check to see who is using yours!