Tuesday, February 12, 2013

How to Find the Original Source of an Image on Pinterest

How to Find the Original Source of an Image on Pinterest

This is a neat little trick that my son taught me. I'm sure some of you probably already know about this, but in case you didn't I think you will find it to be super handy, particularly if you are a Pinterest user! More than a few times, I've clicked on a Pinterest Pin, in order to find the instructions to an awesome Craft Tutorial, only to find that the Pin went somewhere other than the original source. If that happens to you, this is how you can find it.

Step 1: Save the image that you want to find to your computer.
Update: Apparently you don't have to save the image to your computer, you can just drag and drop, by having both windows open at the same time. Thanks for the tips everyone!!

Step 2: Go to Google and Click on "Images".

Step 3: Open the Folder where you have stored the image that you want to find.

Step 4: Drag the photo just under the Google Search Box. A box will appear that will say "Drop Image Here". Let go of your mouse to drop it in.

Step 5: Google will perform a search for the image. You may find it in multiple places, so check out each one to find the source. The arrow is pointing at the correct source, it's a project from my blog. The one above is a site that featured my project with a link back to me, so clicking on either one would have gotten you there eventually.

Easy Peasy! Now you can read the tutorial, as well as Pin the correct source so that others can find it too!

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