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Is it just me or has something happened with "search google for image" in Chrome?

 
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Jan 11, 2018 08:43 |  #1

Hi all,

Wasn't sure where I'd put this - hope I 'm in a somewhat correct place...

Yesterday I tried to search google for one of my photos - I have a habit of doing so since I realized a couple of years ago that one of my photos of a cinnamon roll found it's way onto just over 6o blogs/webpages/other media. It's not a very good photo, and there are plenty of somewhat similar photos but I still "look after my house" and i actually managed to get some money out of the illegal use of that photo when I did spent some time on the matter a couple of years ago.

Anyway - my usual way of searching for images is that I pull up my site (www.pastelito-sueco.com (external link)), right-click on the images and choose "search google for image". Using the cinnmon roll on the "landing page" usually returns about 2-3 pages of hits.

- Yesterday was different.

Searching for this yesterday photo returned "about" (googles own word) 317.000 hits, and none of them seem to contain my photo - at least not the first 2 pages. What those hits do contain though are photos of different cinnamon rolls and some pages don't even have any photos on them but speak about cinnamon rolls (kanelbullar in Swedish).

So - it seems to me that googles reverse immage search only go by file name or a guesstimate of what the photo depicts.

My question now is if it's just me or if someone can reproduce this behavior - either with my photo or with any other photo. (I have tried this on various computers with the same result)

Thanks in advance


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Jan 23, 2018 09:29 |  #2

D-Jordi wrote in post #18538612 (external link)
Anyway - my usual way of searching for images is that I pull up my site (www.pastelito-sueco.com (external link)), right-click on the images and choose "search google for image". Using the cinnmon roll on the "landing page" usually returns about 2-3 pages of hits.

That's what I'm seeing. Right under Google's attempt to recognize/categorize the object are three pages of links to pages where it appears.


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Jan 23, 2018 22:27 |  #3

I found an image of mine that was being used on the front page of a shipping company by doing a Google reverse image search a few months ago. Doing that search again shows some hits but it no longer shows that result even though the image is still being used. I think something has changed.


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Jan 25, 2018 01:33 |  #4

AZGeorge wrote in post #18547174 (external link)
That's what I'm seeing. Right under Google's attempt to recognize/categorize the object are three pages of links to pages where it appears.

They fixed it (more or less - there are still some issues with pixel dimensions not being returned correctly) a couple of days ago, but not until a lot more people "escalated" the issue in their forums (external link). Now it does come out right even though they display the result a bit differently compared to before.


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Jan 25, 2018 04:07 |  #5

Bcaps wrote in post #18547761 (external link)
I found an image of mine that was being used on the front page of a shipping company by doing a Google reverse image search a few months ago. Doing that search again shows some hits but it no longer shows that result even though the image is still being used. I think something has changed.

Are you okay with them using your image??




  
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Jan 25, 2018 09:58 |  #6

D-Jordi wrote in post #18548458 (external link)
They fixed it (more or less - there are still some issues with pixel dimensions not being returned correctly) a couple of days ago, but not until a lot more people "escalated" the issue in their forums (external link). Now it does come out right even though they display the result a bit differently compared to before.

Yes, I am now seeing the offending site again.

imageguy74 wrote in post #18548488 (external link)
Are you okay with them using your image??

I pursued legal action but as the company is based in the Middle East I was told my options of receiving a monetary resolution were essentially zero.


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