It is a search performed from an image. An image is supplied to the system, and the system tells you where this image is found. Instead of supplying keywords to a search engine, you supply an image and you get the matches found, for that same image or variations of it. Examples of Reverse Image Search services available for free are Google Images and Bing Image Search. They are free, but they are a manual process, as opposed to picMatch, which does it for your automatically, every month. picMatch retrieves the results from Google and Bing.
It's an image monitoring service. picMatch is a tool to keep track of where your images are used on the web. It uses reverse image search technology to find images. You import your images into picMatch, and it will keep searching and document the findings for you. No need to do manual reverse image search on Google anymore. The system searches automatically for you and will keep the results indefinitely, as long as your account is active.
You can use picMatch to:
Yes. It can even find an image embedded in a PDF document.
I found out that one of my images was used by the Humane Society in their Annual Report document.
Yes. Even if your image is in color, and its counterpart is in black and white, it will find it; Even if text has been added to the image; Even if only part of the image is used; Here is an example :
It found one of my pictures that I sell through stock agencies used on a product's packaging for lawn fertilizer.
Yes. If you upload a single frame from the movie you are looking for, it may find the video that contains it. As long as the frame that you are searching for is the one displayed as the featured frame of the video.