Google Images, TinEye, and other reverse image search engines can help you find where images appear on the web. You can discover from which TV program or movie an image comes, who took a photo and whether the profile photo of someone you talk to online is real, among many other applications. And there is a shortcut for iOS that makes searching for a reverse image easy.
Yes, if you have installed the Google app, searching for a reverse image is relatively easy, and you can do this by using a photo on your device or an image that you copy to your clipboard. But by using a shortcut, you can not only choose Google, but another search engine for reverse images, so you are not only stuck with one option.
Get Sauce, from developer MMP0, is primarily intended for locating manga, anime, and similar images online, but it can also find sources and like-minded content of each image in Photos, Files or a web browser, as well as a photo that you take.
: Install the & # 39; Get Sauce & # 39; shortcut  The shortcut for searching for inverted images cannot be found on the "Gallery" tab of the app Shortcuts, so you must install it somewhere else. RoutineHub is an excellent place to look for new iOS shortcuts, where Get Sauce is hosted. You can visit the site for more information about the shortcut and check for updates, or you can use the link below to go there directly in your Shortcuts app.
Get Sauce is designed to work on iOS 13 and later, so make sure you use an updated version of iOS to continue. Apart from TinEye and Google, Get Sauce can also search for images on SauceNAO, IQDB, Ascii2d, trace.moe, Baidu and Yandex.
When it is opened in the Shortcuts app, you can view its contents because it is not a trusted shortcut from the official shortcut gallery. Always view untrusted shortcuts to ensure that no malicious actions are present. After viewing, at the very bottom of the modal window, tap "Add untrusted shortcut."
If iOS does not allow you to install the shortcut, you need to go to Settings -> Shortcuts – > Allow untrusted shortcuts. When enabled, enter your iPhone passcode when prompted, and you are ready to go. You can then try reinstalling Get Sauce.
Step 2: Search for images in photos, files, camera and web
The Get Sauce shortcut works in two different ways. First, you can use it directly from the Shortcuts app. Secondly, you can take advantage of the sharing sheet so that you can use images from Photos, Files or a web page. We will go through both options below.
To open shortcuts, if not, tap "Get Sauce" in your library. An action sheet appears with options to take a photo, browse your photo library, or browse the Files app. You must give the shortcut access to these apps to take or locate your media.
Tip: Instead of opening Shortcuts directly, you can ask Siri to perform & # 39; Sauce & # 39; and then you can choose to take a photo or browse photos & files with a voice command. The shortcut is opened to execute the selected menu option.
After selecting an image, you will be asked to choose which reverse image search engine you want to use. Of the eight options available, I recommend using Google (for each image) or TinEye (for photos saved via the Internet). These are the more general English-language search engines for reverse image, but try them all. If you have chosen the wrong image, you can & # 39; Choose new image & # 39; choose from the list to start again.
After a few seconds, a browser window is opened in the Shortcuts app. Below are the results for an image of Bryan Cranston as Walter White in Breaking Bad performed by Google Images. As you can see, Google immediately recognized the actor and found visually similar images, a short description of the actor, and web pages that contain the image. The latter can help you find other important information, such as the episode or scene where the image comes from (if applicable).
If you want to know more about the image itself, such as who created it or where it was shot, appeared online for the first time, tap the "More sizes" option (if it appears) to view the other sites online where the media appear.
When you are finished searching, tap "Done" on the page of the search engine and then "Close" of the Get Sauce promotions. You can also choose a new image instead of stopping.
Option 2: Search from other apps
You can search for a reverse image with Get Sauce from content in the Photos & Files app, just like the direct method above, but you can also search via the URL of an image in a web browser.
If you use Photos & # 39; s or Files, open the image in the app and then tap the Share button to open the panel. A window appears with many options to choose from, but the vertical list says "Get Sauce". After tapping it, choose the reverse image search engine that you want to use.
Open the URL to the image from a web browser. In most cases this can be done by tapping the image on a web page. Then tap the Share button to open the panel. Sometimes you can simply press a picture on a webpage for a long time and then & # 39; Share & # 39; choose from the quick actions, but only if the link points to the direct URL of the image. Select "Get sauce" from the list and then choose the search engine for reverse images.
The image below is performed by TinEye, a more minimal search engine for reverse images than Google Images. From the selected image, it found a few dozen links to various web pages where the image is also displayed, along with the image sizes and dates.
When you are finished searching, tap "Done" on the search engine page and then "Exit" from the Get Sauce actions. Unlike the other method, you cannot choose a new image instead of stopping. This option is only available with non-URL image searches.
You can output your own photos via this shortcut, but you will get more difficult results can find if similar images have not yet been uploaded to the internet. For example, if it's a picture of your three-year-old nephew, you probably won't get good results. But if you have taken a picture of food from a restaurant, a person with an online footprint or a skyscraper building, useful details may appear.