Easier Life with Reverse Image Search.
What Is Reverse Image Search and Does It Make Life Easier?
“Necessity is the mother of invention” is an old English proverb. This proverb has proved to be correct so many times especially in the digital era. At the rapid pace at which technology is advancing, we are bound to see some more amazing inventions soon.
Just think for a second, a few decades ago there was no internet, no World Wide Web, no email, no cell phones and no social media. Today, we have all of them, and billions of people worldwide have adopted them and find themselves completely lost without them. A woman might forget to pick-up her purse but won’t forget to pick up her cell phone. A man will forget his car keys but not his cell phone. That is how dependent humanity has become on these latest gimmicks.
Curses of the Internet
With billions of websites displaying information on every topic that humanity can think of; the first curse to hit the internet was the spread of viruses that could destroy an unwary user’s computer information. Now there are a number of anti-virus software applications to prevent this plague. The second curse was plagiarism; this became so rampant that it created a huge challenge for educational institutions. Plagiarism checkers were invented to deal with this curse.
Along came photo editing applications which allowed users to make changes to images. While it has its positive uses, it is also being heavily misused. This, again, has become another curse borne from the internet and social media. Anything that is invented to help people is bound to get misused, and it is. Again, the gurus that invent these applications to help make life more convenient for people are left cursing themselves when they discover their inventions being misused.
Placing images and videos
on social media and internet sites is cool and quite common. But putting doctored images and videos is a curse. Pictures help people get a feel of a place, know what it looks like and draws an imaginary picture of the object. But what if a picture does not display all the information about the object? This can be quite frustrating. For example, what if you are looking for an apartment and you see pictures of apartments that you like on a real estate agent’s site. But the address is not given. The real estate agent will only disclose the address after you get registered and make a payment. Or you like the image of a dish, but the recipe is not given. Now with reverse image search you can find the address of the advertised apartment, and you can find the recipe of the dish that you like.
So, what are the benefits of image search?
The benefits are:
- Find a suitable house or apartment
- Find the right recipes
- Find the contact information of a favorite author or blogger
- Find the address and phone number of a long-lost friend
- Find an unlabeled product
- Debunk fake social media profiles and posts.
These are just a few benefits of search by image. If you do not remember a famous saying or poem, all you need to do is type in the partial information in the browser and a flash, you will get the complete answer.
Reverse image search is pretty similar.
The browsers work on comparing text, and the reverse image search applications work on comparing images. Now if you want to get more information about an image you can get it! That is what a image search will do. Beneficial isn’t it?