March 8, 2012

How to Find the Original Source of an Image on Pinterest

http://thegraphicsfairy.com/find-original-source-image-pinterest/

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  1. Awesome. Thanks so much for the info. I know I for one will use this often. Great tip!

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    1. Great tip, Karen!

      If you don't want to download the image, you can also right-click the image in question, select "Copy Image url", then paste it into Google's Image Search.

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    2. Thanks Carla...This works easier and faster. :)

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  2. Thank you for this ... i had no idea!

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  3. http://www.tineye.com/ is also a reverse image search engine, you can upload an image or copy a link of the image in so you don't have to go thru the steps of saving

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    1. Or use the TinEye plugin and just right click and image and have TinEye look it up for you, saves a lot of steps!

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    2. This has maybe been mentioned already, but my favorite is a bookmarklet that interfaces with google search. Once you have it on your bookmarks bar all you have to do is click it. You can be on a page with numerous images (say your pinterest likes, for example) and a question mark icon will appear on each one. Once the icon is clicked on, it pulls up the search in a new window. Makes it super easy if you're doing lots of sourcing. It can be found here http://jarred.github.com/src-img/

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  4. Great tip! I hate it when a pin leads to nothing more than an image - defeats the whole purpose!

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    1. normally, if you click on that image, it it takes you to the info and how to on the item

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    2. But not always. This is for when it doesn't.

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    3. You can also use the Google search on your iPhone, just click the camera icon and focus on the image, it can search the image from there too.

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  5. Google Chrome has an extension called "Search by Image", once installed you only have to right click on an image and it will come up with matches.

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    1. I love Google Chrome! Thanks for the tip!

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    2. Thanks! I just installed the extension and have fixed a few source links in my latest pins!

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    3. Thank you for that info! :)

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    4. thanks! Just installed the extension and it works in a jiffy! No more scrolling down dozens of recipes till I get the one I wanted!

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  6. You can use the url of the image in google reverse search too.
    My daughters just drop right onto the search bar in the browser - I didn't know you could do it that way.

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  7. after they've saved it to the hd I mean :)

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  8. Thanks! I'm going to "pin" this post!!

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  9. Yay! Reverse image searches are wonderful. I always check links before I repin anything and try to make sure I don't repin any dead links. It's just sensible pinning :)

    Nothing worse than clicking a pin and finding it links to a google image search or the homepage of a blog with hundreds of entries >_<

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    1. I feel the same! There is also nothing worse than a pin linking to somewhere that isn't the image owner (eg Tumblr) & it doesn't have any info on there to find/link you to the original owner of an image. I put pins into my likes & then repin them after they have each been checked.

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  10. Oh my gosh!!!! Thank you for this wonderful tip!!!!!!
    ***I'm off to find a pair of shoes ;) ***

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  11. good info! thanks!! i bookmarked it on my computer and pinned it on Pinterest :)

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  12. What a GREAT TIP!!! Thanks :-) I pinned it :-)

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  13. Oh thank you for this! I can't stand pins that go nowhere--now I can find the origin. Lovely!

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  14. Thanks for the Pins everyone, and for the tips on other ways that this can be done! I'm so glad you are all finding this useful!!

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  15. I'm 'pinning' this and sharing it on my fb page...thanks!

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  16. Thanks - I pinned it on Pinterest.

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  17. This is also handy for Tumblr. People post photos w/ NO attribution. Thanks!

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  18. I tried it with 3 different images I got from you and Google gave me absolutely nothing. I also tried it with tineye and it said that it must not have scanned the pages that they were on yet. Am I doing something wrong?

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    1. Me too. I can't make it work. I tried putting the url in but that didn't help at all with the the ones that are from tumbler + not linked to a specific post/page/whatever it is called in tumbler. Any thoughts?

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    2. It sounds like it doesn't work in all browsers. Try using Firefox.

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    3. Try it under the IMAGES tab on google, not the generic SEARCH one....

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    4. I tried it too and it didn't work for me. I did exactly as shown in the images above. tin eye didn't work for me either.

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    5. Hum... It doesn't seem to work using Internet Explorer, but I can use it on Google Chrome. Thanks for the info.

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  19. Wow! I had no idea that was possible. Thanks for sharing the information!

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  20. Hi! Don't know if you remember me -- I'm the one who organized R&R with the Blog Guidebook. So sad it didn't work out. I just wanted to tell you how much I love your site, and appreicate this tutorial. I"m pinning it and encouraging other's to pin it as well so that it will help Pinners respect copy right law and give credit where credit is due.

    You are awesome!!!!

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    1. I do remember you! So sorry R&R didn't happen this year. Hopefully it will still take place in the future? It sounded like you guys had some wonderful ideas for it!

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  21. It drives me crazy when I can't find the original source of a pin. I never thought to do this - thank you!

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  22. This is fabulous. Sometimes I will want to post something I've made with an image, and if I can't point to the source, I won't post it. Thank you for this great bit of knowledge. (I love that you put graphics fairy in your image name. I've taken to adding it to other sources when I save an image, and took a cue from you, and put my blog name on the images I post.)

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    1. One of my readers suggested that to me a few years ago and it was such a great tip! I can't watermark my images, so adding my blog name to the name of the image is the next best thing! So glad you found that useful too!

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  23. Thank You Karen!! Very Important Info for us all!
    Hugs
    Jill

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  24. good! Thanks for the tip, I have several free pictures I have saved some time and do not remember the source now, I can use and acknowledgment. It's great this tip. Karen thank you very much

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  25. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  26. That's awesome. Pinning this! :-)

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  27. Very good idea! The only time this happens to me is when someone pins directly from Craftgawker (or Foodgawker, etc) instead of going to the actual post and pinning from there. Pisses me off! Tumblr can also be a dead end. But never thought to do an image search, great idea!

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  28. You don't have to download the image, you can just paste the URL of the image. If someone has the image on their blog, you can just right click the image and copy the image URL and paste it into the search box.

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  29. Wow! That is so cool! I never knew that! Now I can find the original source to all the things I saved to my computer--pre-Pinterest--and find where they came from. Thank you!!

    Cathy ♥

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  30. So glad to have found this!! Thank you so much!!

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  31. This is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  32. I suggest y'all also check out http://pinterest.com/pin/248049891946198959/ as it is also a great way to use google images!

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  33. Thanks! I just came across a pin that was only an image and I wanted the tutorial on it! I tried this method and found the original source! YAY!

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  34. you can just copy the image URL to http://www.TinEye.com and it will search the image for you.

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  35. Yep! I knew this before but I'm so glad it is getting out and about!

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  36. Thanks for sharing this! Thank your son too!

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  37. Thank you so much!!! Absolutely brilliant!!

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  38. Do you give permision for anyone to pin your red graphic to Pinterest and link back to you? Please bear in mind this would then made your graphic the property of Pinterest (or at least that is what their Terms of Use imply).

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  39. I tried Tineye.com and two out of three pics came up with zero matches and the third was from Bella Notte linens and none of the eight matches were from there. Any suggestions?

    Shelley

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  40. Leave it to our sons to help us out of a computer jam ~ what would we ever do without them. Thanks for sharing this info. :)

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  41. Thank you so much !!!

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  42. Thank you. I hope bloggers will use this also! I read tons of blogs (and have for quite some time) and it seems lately it has been quite a job just to correctly source from a blog before I pin it. What I am saying, quite pointedly, to bloggers and tumblers, I won't re-pin from your blog if you got it from tumbler or another blog or a magazine. I will just repin from original source. I have over 6000 pins and am slowly going back to original source it all. I use goggle image search and it works fine. BTW - I am here from a correctly sourced pin - even though I get your blog via e-mail.

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    1. I am doing the same with all my pins. I have found that a lot of bloggers are bad culprits of not giving original sources of images on their blogs. I want to know who is the very first/original owner of everything I pin. It means more to know the real story behind an image & it is the way you are meant to credit all images you use anywhere online.

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    2. I know what you mean about Tumbler. I was getting so frustrated every time a pin would lead back there, most of the time, a dead end!

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  43. Thanks for the tip, which I pinned immediately!!! But I agree with Princess Fingers ....., I try to pin from the original source also. There are times that I don't but it is usually for a reason, such as time.

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  44. Hi,
    it didn't work for me. Am I doing something wrong? It just says that the original source was the folder on my desktop where I saved it!
    thanks!

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    1. Do you use Safari? This option doesn't work in Safari. And you shouldn't drop it inside the search box either (don't know if you did that, but that does;t work either). Mac users can use Firefox to get this done. X. Maria

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  45. In firefox, if you have google image search open on another tab, you can just drag the image from the pintrest tab to the google images tab and the "drop image here" box will open. No need to save the image to your hard drive!

    Also, there is a firefox addon for google image search too. It adds a little pic of a camera to each image and you just click that to search.

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  46. Thank you! There are some pins I just pin straight, without checking the source. It's a bad habit, which started with the wrong assumption of believing everyone was pinning original content. I'll be going back and correctly re-pinning them. It'll be slow process, but worth it. The whole point of Pinterest is to give people a means of collecting different sources of information, while maintaining the original source. Also, thank you to all the commenters and their tips as well; I just tried the Firefox trick of having Google images open in another tab. It worked great, and not having to save the image each time will reduce some of the time, and make it so I don't have to save content onto my system.

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    1. I am using my Droid phone on Pinterest right now and I don't think that I can go to the lengths described here to find original sources. But I can, and do, pin images onto my boards without a reference to the original source because I don't want to forget them. Later I can go on my laptop to find sources. This may irritate some but it's what I use Pinterest for--making a visual or pictorial list of things I like that I want to remember. I use tumblr the same way sometimes.

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  47. Wow...both ways worked for me...Thank you.

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  48. Love it! Thank you and thank your son for me!!!!

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  49. Awesome! Thank you so much for posting this tutorial on how to find the source. I would have never figured this out on my own. Thank your son for us too.

    Lee Ann

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  50. There's also this really easy bookmarklet you can install... http://jarred.github.com/src-img/ I use it all the time! :)

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    1. Debi - I mentioned that above. I have a pin for it - http://pinterest.com/pin/248049891946198959/ - so feel free to repin it to spread word of that great tool.

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  51. What I'm finding is that it does not work for pictures that contain text. For instance, I tried it for three of your images above (including the top image) and it didn't find any of them. However, when I search for an image without text, it works great! Thank you for the tip -- I have many pictures that I saved from long ago that I did not save the source for and now regret it because I would like to share them. Now I can!

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  52. Thank you Karen and thank you to everyone who has posted extra tips and ticks in these comments - much appreciated!

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  53. thank you! this is absolutely wonderful and sooooooo helpful!!!!! Finally a solution to pinterest's major downfall!

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  54. i keep dragging and dropping but nothing happened :( like my image would stay, the box popped up for it.

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  55. I found that I could just have the picture open in another tab, and drag it over the tab with google images up and it did the same thing! No need to save :) I never would have tried that if I hadn't seen this, THANKS!

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  56. Someone's probably said this, but you can also just drag the image straight from its Pinterest page.

    And be careful when you see the results on Google. Frequently it's difficult to find the original artist/photographer/product listing even using this method!

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  57. WOW... Had no idea! Thanks for the great information :)

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  58. Claire, Thanks for the tip! I'm sorry that I had to delete your comment, there was some sort of error with it, and it was not allowing any more comments or replies. Some weird glitch I guess!

    Everyone, Claire's tip is to "Like" pins when you are in a hurry, then you can go back later, when you have time, and check the source, and then repin. Smart!!

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  59. That's fantastic! Thank you so much!

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  60. THANK YOU for this info!!!

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  61. I made a tutorial very similar to this a few weeks back that also explains editing a pin for future reference if anyone would like to see it. http://pinterest.com/pin/135671007494511352/

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  62. no need to save just open a new window & drag to google image. Like others I tutorialed a couple of weeks ago. Problem now is that due to over-pinning & tumblr that sometimes the 1st 5 pgs will just be repinned images. Be prepared to dig deep but it is worth the extra 15 minutes to credit the original source :)

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  63. What?! I totally did not know this. Thank you!

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  64. I think one instance this wouldn't work though, is if someone used a screen capture program to grab the image, such as from flash websites that can't be pinned.

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  65. Awesome tip! Thanks so much, this will be really handy!

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  66. You don't need to save the image first - just open Google images in a new tab and drag the image to the search window.

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  67. Wow--this is a cool tip. Thanks! I'm an educational blogger and I have a Linky party going on at my blog where education Pinners can link to boards that are student friendly. Come check it out: http://www.littleblogfish.blogspot.com/2012/03/linky-party-for-teacher-pinterest.html

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  68. Wicked cool! Thanks for sharing.

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  69. Awesome thanks for the info...I pinned it :D

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  70. thanks a lot for this information.

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  71. Please, someone help me!

    Could someone invite me on Pinterest? I'm so tired of waiting for a week and no invintation from pinterest. I really want to make pins and boards, because here are much interesting ideas that i want to save.

    if someone decide to help me there's the my e-mail adress : sabelina@inbox.lv

    P.S.Really sorry for my bad english, i'm not from english-speaking country

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    1. I was just going to send you one, but it looks like someone beat me to it. :) Happy Pinning!

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  72. every pin I have has the original on it at the bottom on the right side. I just it back to the original thread. But if I'm deleted for it, it's ok

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  73. Thanks SO much for this!! I just used it and it is Fabulous!! Great to know how to give proper credit for an image that you want to pin but didn't know who it belonged to! Thanks again! :o)

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  74. I cannot get it to work! =( I am using a Mac and Safari so maybe that's the problem.

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    1. Hi JoJo, Apparently it doesn't work with Safari. Sorry!

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  75. Thank you for this! I've used Google image search before but not very frequently, and hadn't thought about this application. I try to add the original source for images whenever I pin, and you've just made my job easier. :)

    Cheers!
    Kate
    katealamode.com

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  76. Now I can find those original sources for things people link without it! Found a great bunting this morning that had awesome embroidery on it. Amazing how google found it so quickly!

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  77. Ah ha! Safari is my problem as well. Thanks!

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  78. Another good site to try and locate the original source for when you're pinning or just adding a citation is www.tineye.com which tries to locate the original source. With pinterest pictures I've found it easier if you can open the image in its own window by right clicking and selecting "open image in new window" then searching through that link, because sometimes it registers the small ident pics and not the main one. Anyway, it's really easy to use and comes up trumps more often than not.

    Also with google.image search, I quite often add "flickr", "deviantart" or other general photo/art websites to the search, which sometimes leads you more quickly to the original source of a photo.

    I've been a little obsessive about finding sources for pinning etc and between google.image search and tineye it's not been too difficult.

    Hope that helps you and hopefully your post will encourage people to pin from the original source more often :) Or at least not from tumblr dashboards and non link specific blog pages...those pins are my personal pet peeve!

    Em

    (FYI, I found this through pinterest via a direct link to your blog.)

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  79. Thank you! Found this post via Pinterest. :) I had no idea you could search Google using an image. Very cool!

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  80. Thank you for this...via Pinterest also. following you now too..
    I have started to incorporate pins in my posts on
    Handmade Jewelry News
    By ensuring you can get to the source is definitely pinning rules, and it opens up such a world of information!
    Thanx

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  81. That is brilliant. Thanks for the tip, lady!

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  82. I simply use the bookmarklet from http://jarred.github.com/src-img, that works much faster.

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  83. Great tip.

    The comments feature some other great ways to do it, so very helpful!

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  84. It worked! Although the only thing that showed up in the Google search was a bunch of Pinterest pinboards that included that particular pin. Am I out of luck for finding the original source then?

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  85. WOW this is awesome. I am always disappointed when I see a great pin but can't find the proper source. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  86. I've been using the Chrome reverse image search for a couple weeks.

    It only gives so many returns and then it stops. Sometimes I find the original source - like a blog or Flickr. But most often I don't because all the Pinterest and blog returns drown out the original upload.

    If I just can't find the original source I delete the pin.

    I wish Google would give an option to reverse the chronological order of returns. To display the very earliest upload of a given image.

    But even that may not reveal the source. It all depends on when the image was indexed. A few pages of the earliest uploads should do the trick. From that you could probably deduce who owns the original.

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  87. This is GREAT! I just had to use this tip for a Technical Writing course - and I could not find the graphic source - THANK YOU!!

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  88. Thank you very much! Ever since I read your blog last week, I've been using this every day!

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  89. I usually can dig around or google until I find the original source but this is a really neat tip - I never knew you could do this - thanks for the info

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  90. Thank you so much! I have been frustrated many times because I couldn't find the original source. Tell your son thank you too, he has no idea how many people he helped.

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  91. Thank you sooooo much! I searched forever trying to find a clever idea and couldn't find it anywhere! Thanks for the handy info!

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  92. Hi there!

    After I recorded a quick screencast today, I found a pin liking to this page. I included a link from my post to your post here because this post is similar to the video I recorded. I especially appreciate the screenshots - it provides a bit of a different version than the way I did this. I fumbled accidentally across the Google Image Search and it's such a handy tool for being able to get to the original sources when the images have been pinned improperly.

    Great info!

    ~ Raylene
    Making Sure Your Pinterest Repins Link to the Original Sources

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  93. Thank you so much for this info! I've spent much time trying to find sources for images I liked and wanted to repin, but wouldn't because they didn't go to the source. And a few items I actually would have bought if I could have found where to purchase. Now I can!

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  94. This is also a good way to be able to place credit where credit is due...you can find out the name of the photographer who took the photo. It may not meet requirements for copyright law, but it does at least recognize that the photo was taken by someone else.

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  95. It helped me a lot as well. I remember my boss gave me a picture of someone and ask me if i know this person or its profile. Luckily he didn't know about this google feature. It's a plus points for me when I found out who that person is. :D

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  96. I did a similar post a couple weeks ago, so important to do!! Great tip! Janell

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  97. hope this works for all those TUMBLR images that rarely post a link to the original site...I've decided with all this commotion about pinterest and rights NOT TO REPIN ANYTHING THAT COMES FROM TUMBLR...thank you for the very useful tip

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  98. I don't understand the "you don't have to save the image to your computer" statement. In step 3 you say to go to the folder where you have the image stored; therefore isn't the image saved on your computer?

    Maybe you really mean save the picture by dragging and dropping in a folder, rather than saving via right click, save as?

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  99. This is so awesome! This helps SO much! Thanks!

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  100. Thanks for this awesome tip!!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog

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  101. If you right-click on an image, and select "View Image Info", then use Ctrl+C to copy the auto-highlighted URL to your Google search bar, you can usually then search by image and find the source. (Once you copy it and ask it to search for it, it may come back and prompt you to select search by image. It's fairly painless, and I use it several times a day to ensure I'm giving credit to the original source.)

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  102. What a great tip! I did it yesterday and found exactly what I was looking for.

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  103. Karen, Thanks so much for this tip. I heard it before, but didn't quite understand it. Thanks for making it so clear. Your site gets great kudos from bloggers about using graphics from you. Keep up the good work.

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  104. Thsnks so much. Very helpful info!

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  105. Superb!! Thank you for sharing.. xoxo

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  106. This is such a handy tip - thank you for sharing! and Pinning! :)

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  107. Excellent! Thanks for the tip!

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  108. Thanks for the tip. I learnt something today!

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  109. Well - I tried your tip and all it produced was the incorrectly pinned image back on pinterest. So, it didn't work for me.

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  110. Fantastic tip! I didn't realize that Google had this feature. You helped me credit an artist with one of their paintings on Pinterest. :) Many thanks.

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  111. This will work... except when the image has been hosted too much on Tumblr. Then you may never find the original.

    Please, please -- take the time to do this when the pin doesn't lead to the original. Then, if you want to repin, pin from the original.

    Pinterest's legality may very well rest on proper attribution to the source and fair use. So, save it for everyone by posting from original sources, giving artists credit and adding your own substantive comments to your pins!

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  112. I found this on Pinterest! So I came here (original source :) ) and now I have this helpful hint pinned. Thanks!

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  113. This is brilliant! Like rk I found the original link on Pinterest but pinned from your site - it works great - I just tried it and found the source for a really sweet quilt pattern, lol. Thank you!!

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  114. I tried this exactly as said but I can't get it to work :(

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  115. Brilliant!! I was just looking for the original source of an image I saw on FB earlier this very day and had no luck. Gave your method a try and found it immediately!!! Definitely pinning this -- thank you!!! :)

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  116. I just wanted to say Thanks- this is great! I had pinned it a while ago, but just now finally used this tip and it worked! This will be a big time saver to fix messed up pins from now on!

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  117. I saw a pair of shoes that didn't link back to anywhere and I remembered this tip but couldn't get it to work. :( I never get the box when I'm dragging the image below the google search tool bar.

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  118. I can't tell you how much this helped me find a source I was looking for this entire week!! THANK YOU can't say it enough!!!!!

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  119. Thank you for this. I have been trying to go through my boards and make sure they are all linked correctly, but I have actually had to delete some of the pins because I could not find the original source. I just tried this with one that I was very hesitant to delete and I found its source!! Thank you.

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  120. Great post, Karen, and when I tried it using one of my own images, I found that it's also a good way to find my own stolen images online that don't show up in other searches. I've updated an article I wrote about finding plagiarized images to link to your article at: http://crunchydata.com/find-stolen-copied-images-photos/ You can tell your son that his tip is a big hit! (Nice blog, too, by the way!)

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  121. PLEASE HELP

    I attempted this every way possible and for the life of me I cannot get it to work. All it does is copy/ move the image.

    Thanks

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  122. Thanks for this, it was really helpful!

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  123. Thank you for posting this...I hate not being able to find the tutorial or blog that an image was from and this totally worked!!

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  124. Even easier!! It also works if you open a new tab on Mozilla with Google Images page. Than click on the photo from Pinterest - hold the click-than drag it over the tab with Google images-after the tab Google images is opened let go of the photo over the DROP YOUR IMAGE HERE box :)) ; have fun everybody

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  125. Thanks for this!! So frustrating when you have an awesome inspiration on Pinterest, and then can't find how to do it or make it!

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  126. I'm also finding this helpful (or perhaps just frustrating!! LOL) to see who has taken recipes & their accompanying images off my blog without giving credit. *grumble grumble*

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  127. it's much easier when you use Chrome. you just rightclick on the picture in question and choose "search google with this image" from the dropdown menu. I have to admit that I'm not 100% sure if this feature is already part of Chrome or if I installed an extention.

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  128. Tried it and it works....Thank you

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  129. This is really neat! Thanks for the tip

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  130. Thank you. I love learning new things! This is great! I had some house pictures saved on my hard drive and you're right....they were not linked when I uploaded them to pintrest. I'm going link them all now! :)

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  131. Wow… do I feel dumb! I am pretty tech savvy, & got ALL of the “geek genes” in my family, & I NEVER knew about this! Thanks for the info… I guarantee you that I will use it often & share the tip! :)

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  132. Thank you, thank you....I kept getting uploaded by user, it just kept going on & on...

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  133. I just click on the picture until it takes me to the original source.

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  134. Thanks so much to your son and you. I did not know about this trick. Appreciate it! I pinned it too.

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  135. Brilliant! Thank you for the simple, easy to follow instruction. It's a very handy function to have on hand;-)

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  136. This really works - and (update) you can drag and drop the photo across tabs in Chrome!

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  137. Another resource for this that does all of the steps for you is a Firefox addon called "Who stole my pictuers?" right here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/who-stole-my-pictures/

    I use it all the time to find the original sources for images. :) Cheers!

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  138. WOW! This is great! I am sooo pinning this. I always try to pin originals. I did actually try to follow a pin back to see if I would find a source, I gave up after 35 backpins (?).

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  139. Hi!

    Tineye doesnt work great on Pinterest. There is a free bookmark that was made to find pins on Pinterest and their original source. Its called Picnic.

    http://picnic.dreamuplabs.com/

    It is a simple bookmarklet that will find the source of any image and it was built for Pinterest. Totally free and works really well--better than Tineye!

    Thanks!

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  140. Thanks for the tip. People just have to remember to select "images" at Google before trying.

    I'm also going to try "Picnic" and "Who stole my pictures" to compare. Using Google, it takes a while to find the oldest picture, since you can't sort by date.

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  141. Download the "Search by Image" Google extension from Google's webstore and install on your PC; right-click on any image, then left-click on "Search Google with this Image" in the drop-down menu.

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  142. Thank you, so much, for sharing this!!!

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  143. Thank you.I just pinned this in my tutes section so others can follow back as well,Love and hugs Tanya

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  144. A VERY important thing to add is this: Please (PLEASE!) respect image copyrights!

    Just because an image is on Pinterest doesn't mean it is FREE to use. Many of my copyrighted images are out on Pinterest without my knopwledge or permission. Also,t hey have been pinned in such a way that I do not get credit NOR are they linked back to me in any way. I am a working photographer and this is very distressing because then folks are able to download my images for free.

    Please respect the work of artists and ONLY pin or copy/save/download images once you've received permission from the artist to do so.

    Thanks!

    Tracy

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    1. Good point Tracy! I think there is a way that you can add some code to your site, so that your images can't be pinned. You may want to look into that for your photography site. So sorry, you've had so much trouble with all of this!

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  145. Thank you so much for this info. I can't tell you how many times I've looked for the sources of images and been led astray! This is perfect!

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  146. Thank you! Your instructions were clear and easy to follow, and best of all, they worked.

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  147. Great article! I have used this method before but what do you do, realistically speaking, when an image has been placed in 50 different sites? Who has the time to go through so many sites to locate the original source - and shouldn't some of the responsibility be from the originator (I know, it can be stripped- so there is that issue!) Thanks - I always try to remember to credit but sheesh! It's hard!

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  148. I also HATE when I want to pin something and it's not the original source. If at the time I don't have time to search for the source, I will "like" it, then later come back to it and find the original source and then pin it myself, and then "unlike" the other post to move it out of my "Likes" tab on Pinterest.
    I have a MAC computer, so I use Safari. I do NOT have Google Chrome, but I found an easy way to find an image:
    Right click on the image and a list of options should pop up. Click on "copy image address".
    Then go to google.com, and in the search bar, click paste and it'll put that image adresss there, then hit enter. Only one result will pop up and it says, " For matching images, try search by image." The words "search by image" is highlighted in blue, click on those words. It will then pull up all the places you can find that image, and you can go from there to find the original site. Sometimes you might find tons of links back to pinterest because so many people have pinned it, but you'll eventually come the original site.

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  149. Just found this tip....on Pinstrest of all places. Very helpful, even for the previously stored images that I had saved on my computer. Thanks

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  150. Thanks so much for posting this! It drives me crazy when an image has a bad link, and I use this method to fix it before I repin. I have another great Pinterest tip: save a backup of your pins, so you don't risk losing them to hackers or accidents! My company Pin4Ever, saves a copy of all of your pins, boards, and likes on your computer! Go to the website pin4ever.com and try it free right now!

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  151. THANK YOU... I had no idea this could be done! I'm going to pin it to my Everything Pinterest page WITH PROPER credit of course! ;) ~Roz Fruchtman

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