Frequently Asked Questions

If you want to learn more about reverse image search, please go through these Frequently Asked Questions.

Reverse image search currently supports all valid image file formats. By running a reverse image search, you can find more information on matching people, plants, clothes, and more.

Reverse image search using rimg is completely free. We have no plans to turn this into a paid service anytime soon.

There are different ways to search an image in rimg. The first is to select an image from your phone’s photo gallery. When you select an image there, it will automatically load it into the app and prepare it to search. The second method is to enter a URL of an image that is available on web. Third method is to take a picture directly from your camera and load it into the app. iOS users can also paste image from the clipboard. Android users do not have access to this feature yet. Once you load the picture onto the app, you can tap on the “Search” button to search that image.

The app by itself does not find anything; however, the picture you load is sent to reputed search engines like Google, Bing, and Yandex. Those search engines find relevant information and other similar pictures from around the web and present them to you. You can switch among search engines to view the results they compile.

Currently, the app uses Google, Bing, and Yandex. These are the most reputed search engines when it comes to image search. There are plans to add more search engines. We will proceed with the plan when it is appropriate.

There are several reasons why you could be getting an error. A common reason is that you have issues with your internet connectivity. The image you load into the app needs to get upload into the server before it can get sent over to the search engines to complete the search. If you do not have a good network connectivity, the process to load and transfer the image URL may fail. This will result in an error. If you are consistently encountering issues in the app, please let us know. We will investigate any issues you report to fix them.

The picture you search is uploaded to a remote server temporarily to assign a URL to it. The assigned URL is sent to the search engine to complete the search. To read more on how the images you search are handled, please read our privacy policy.

Even though the featured search engines tend to give the best results when searched by image, there may be certain instances when they are unable to find anything about the picture you search. Such instances are rare but when they do occur, it is usually because the items on the picture you search are truly unique and the search engines are unable to find anything related to them.

If you have any question, please contact us using the contact form. If your message requires a response, we will get back to you as quickly as possible.