How to use Google Images to find the original source of an image on Pinterest

How to use Google Images to find the original source of an image on Pinterest
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When you repost an image from Pinterest onto your website or blog, always make sure you credit the image’s original source. (“Source: Pinterest” or “Image via Pinterest” doesn’t count.)

If the image was pinned directly from the original source, you’ll easily be able to find that source just by clicking on the image. However, lots of stuff on Pinterest wasn’t pinned from the original source, so clicking it will just bring you to an uncredited version of the image on someone’s Tumblr or blog. (Sad face!)

If that happens, here’s to how to find the original source:

  1. In Pinterest, right click on the photo. Select “Copy Photo URL”.
  2. In Google Images, click on the camera icon.
  3. Paste photo URL and click “search”.
  4. Locate the original source from the results.

Now, go back into Pinterest and leave a comment on the pin with the original source, so the pinner can update their pin! =)

Want to know more about how to credit images? Check out this poster by PiaErin and Yvette on Design*Sponge.

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2 thoughts on “How to use Google Images to find the original source of an image on Pinterest

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