How to Find Out Someone’s Name From a Picture

Jan Tegze
8 min readMar 7, 2019
How to Find Out Someone’s Name From a Picture

There are many reasons why you may need to find out someone’s name from a picture and run a reverse image search. Sometimes, you need to check if the person who just sent you a friend request on Facebook or LinkedIn is the real person or if that person is using a fake profile photo. Alternatively, maybe you are trying to check out the person who invited you on a date and want to be sure that it’s not some crazy person. Below is a quick guide on how to find someone with a picture.

Reverse image search is a valuable tool in recruitment, OSINT, and other fields. It allows you to gather more information about individuals efficiently. For instance, when you’re trying to find someone’s email address and it’s not listed on one social profile, it may be available on another website.

Utilizing a reverse image search can help you discover different social media profiles as many people use the same profile photo across various platforms. Trust this technique to enhance your search capabilities!

Reverse Image Search

Performing a reverse image search is quite easy. Go to images.google.com, click on the camera icon, upload the image or insert the URL for a photo, and hit search. If you are using the Chrome browser, you can right-click on a picture and then click “Search Google for an image,” and you’ll see your results in a new tab.

It’s quite simple, but Google Image Search is not the only option. There are many other tools you can try, such as image searching via Bing, Yandex, TinEye, and others.

Which One Is the Best?

I had the same question, so I ran a test to find which one gave me the best results. I ran various tests on Google, Bing, Yandex, and TinEye to test a few theories.

To find out which search engine is the best, I created two quite similar tests. For the smaller analysis, I randomly selected four celebrities on Twitter and two people I follow on Twitter who haven’t updated the profile pictures for some time. I also added five random people from LinkedIn, four random profile from Facebook, and I also added my profile photo. I tested all those profiles photos via all the online reverse image search engines I found.

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Jan Tegze

Author of bestseller “Full Stack Recruiter”, fullstackrecruiter.net #Recruiter, Dream Chaser, Creator of impossible, #BlackBerry fan (probably the only one).