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How to Paste an Image URL

You can use TinEye to search for an online image by pasting its “image URL” into the search box. An image URL is an internet address that points directly to a specific image, base than an entire index, webpage or website.

Image URLs typically include the image filename, such as in this example:

http://tineye.com/images/widgets/mona.jpg

To get an image URL using Firefox or Safari, right-click on the image you would like to use, and select either ‘Copy Image Location’ or ‘Copy Image Address’ from the right-click menu. Then paste the URL into the TinEye search field by right-clicking in the search field and selecting ‘Paste’.

Image URL in Firefox

Using Internet Explorer, right-click on the image you would like to use, and select ‘Properties’ from the right-click menu. In the Properties window, highlight the URL and copy it by selecting right-click > ‘Copy’ or using Ctrl+C. Then paste the URL into the TinEye search field by right-clicking in the search field and selecting ‘Paste’.

Image URL in IE


Note: To search for web images more conveniently, we recommend you install the TinEye browser plug-in or bookmarklet. With this plug-in, you can simply right-click on a web image and select ‘Search Image on TinEye’. This will open TinEye in a new browser tab and automatically search for the image you selected.