If you want to detect and remove duplicate images on websites, we would suggest you read this article.

In this post, we will tell you about the reverse image search that is the featured search technique that involves searching by images instead of text. 

Many image search tools and engines can help you make a reverse search, and below we have listed the top option.

How to detect duplicate images on the web?

Detection of duplicate images! Is it possible?

Read the next section in detail if you want to know how to detect similar images online.

Reverse Image Search (The perfect solution)

reverse image search which is also known as search by image technique is the only reliable choice that you have when it comes to finding image duplication on the internet.

You should know that manually finding duplicate images is close to impossible. There are more than billions of images listed on almost every search engine. According to recent statistics, you cannot count the number of total images listed on the internet. So this means that you can surely not find duplicate images without digital help.

Now when we say digital help the first thing that will pop in your mind is a textual search on the search engine. It is true that you can find relevant images to the one you already have by explaining them in keywords but you should also know that the results produced on the basis of keywords would be very dense and you would also not be 100% accurate. The only way to find 100% image duplication and image similarity problems are by using images as search input. 

Reverse image search is not a new technique and so you should not worry about finding the right platform to do so. Below we have listed the search engine and the tool which can perform a reverse image search for you in order to find duplicate images!

  • Google Image Search Engine

Google images are one of the eldest utilities in this league. We want you to know that with the help of this platform, you can make an image search by keywords, and you also search directly by an image or its URL. We want you to know that Google images can easily help you find images duplicated by other websites or blogs. This is a free and reliable platform that you can use on any device you want. The only thing that you need to know about Google images is that it saves your input images in its database for seven days. 

  • Duplichecker (Third Party Utility)

Duplichecker is a very famous platform used for screening out textual duplication but what you should know is that it also offers hundreds of free tools. The reverse image search tool offered by Duplichecker is also a reliable utility that you can find on this site for free. This image finder platform offers three different search options: search by image, image URL, and keywords. The results produced by Duplichecker are quite reliable as they come from more than three different search engines. The best thing about this reverse image search utility is that it keeps the input data and the output results secure. 

Now that you know about the top platforms which can help you in finding duplicate images, we would like you to know about the different ways by which you can remove this problem. 

Removal of Duplicate Images

Here are some of the ways that you can use to remove image duplication/plagiarism issues:

  1. You can contact the website that has duplicate images listed on them. You can confront them with the results you got with reverse image search and ask them to remove your images or add credit to your source. Finding the contact of the website is quite simple once you know the origin of duplicate images. You can easily get their email from the contact list stated on the end of the web page. Here our professional suggestion would be to make the email formal and not threatening at all. 
  2. The second option is to report image plagiarism in the copyrights infringement portal on Google. This way works, but it can take a few days for Google to process and analyze your case. You must only take this route when you get no response to the email that you have sent. You should ideally wait for a few days before taking this intense step.
  3. The third way is to contact the domain host of the culprit’s website. You can easily get their content from the website itself. Email them your query along with the proof of image plagiarism. The hosting site would expel not only the contents but also the complete domain if you manage to provide proof for your allegation. This step can be taken if you feel like your image is adding more value to the culprit site. 

These are some of the general ways by which you can find and remove images from online sources!