Image search

Yandex can search for images based on an image you upload. This can be an entire image or a fragment of an image. The image can either be from the internet or stored on your computer or other devices.

Image search is based on computer vision algorithms. The search results may contain exact copies of the source image and/or images that differ in minor ways from the original. For example, it may be different photographs of the same monument or building.

Note. Search results are based on similar images found on the internet that have already been indexed by Yandex. That's why there is a greater probability of finding a matching photograph of a specific landmark than there is of finding a matching photo from your vacation.

How to start image search

Click in the Yandex.Images search bar and upload a source image using one of the following methods:

  • Drag the source image into the dialog box.
  • Click Select a file and select an image stored on your hard drive.
  • Enter the image URL in the search field.

Next, click Search.

The image search results are displayed in groups. You can open a copy of the image in a different size or find out what sites display the same image.

Search for an image found on another site

If you are using Yandex.Browser, you can search for an image published on almost any site. Just right-click on the image and select Search for this image on Yandex.

Note. Certain website layout issues may limit how Yandex.Images searches for images on that site.