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Easily perform searches by images with this simple browser extension that allows you to use many search engines at the same time

If you’ve ever had trouble finding the right photos for your projects, then you know how useful the “search by image” function is. It can help you find images at better resolutions or even suggest similar pics which you may want to use. Still, performing such a search isn’t always a quick task, especially if you don’t use only Google for this purpose.

So if you’re trying to replenish your photo stock on a daily basis, you may find this browser add-on very useful.

A tool for quicker image searches

Search by Image is a cross-browser extension that does what it says, only quicker and more efficiently than most websites. With this tool you can simply select a photo directly from a webpage and perform a search by image, with multiple search engines at the same time.

The add-on can use Google Images, Bing Images, Getty Images, iStock, Shutterstock, Adobe Stock, Depositphotos, Pinterest and many other similar web tools. You can perform searches from the extension’s drop-down interface or by using the context menu.

Multiple search tools

The add-on’s versatility isn’t limited by the number of engines it can employ. You can simply select an image that you want to search by, but if that doesn’t work as you’d expect, then you can try the Select & Upload mode. This function can retrieve an image from the browser’s cache, upload it and then perform the search; it can be a particularly useful tool for sites what will not allow direct linking for their images.

Another easy way to bypass such limitations is by using Capture mode. Simply select an area of a webpage and search by it. Remember that before you can select an area, you need to choose a search engine (or All Search Engines).

It’s easy to conclude that Search by Engine is a powerful tool that can help you find the exact images that you need a lot quicker than you were used to.

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