Identifying a person through his photo and finding his name, email and other details is not that hard as many expect, there are many ways to find the truth. But using the right search tools is the real secret, some software or sites work with limitations and others show you who the guy is even with his social media profiles and location. Now, follow these tips, and use the following ways I tested and verified.
In the first section of this guide, you’ll learn how to get the name and contact details of anybody by using his picture, and in the second section, you’ll find how to tell if someone’s photos are real or fake (copied, enhanced and edited) no matter if they posted it on social media or other sites.
Finding a person by photo
Google photos search
Google search is powerful and fast at the same time, unlike other sites, users don’t have to spend hours looking for people who used their photos without permission. It all starts by uploading the photos, then, see the search result page, and click on them one by one.
To find the source of an image, make sure you upload it exactly as it’s it, don’t crop or modify it, that way, Google’s face recognition search can compare the file to others and tell you where it’s.
If you think that someone else used your Facebook photos on his profile, use Google, but this time, look at the results of Facebook only, you’ll find them.
By the way, there are no ways actually to determine who uses your photos on Facebook directly, even if you find apps calming that, stay away, it’s not easy for simple tools to scan the whole web and find photos. That needs a lot of server resources, algorithms, and other technologies to compare pictures and find duplicate ones.
To get the name of a person using his photo, start by uploading the file to google or the next site, then, see if you can find the results. Next, take note of the first or last name and see the other pages, if you find different people, add them and finally use people search tools to find all their accounts on social media with personal details like emails, phone numbers, address, etc…
This is a well known reverse image search engine that anyone can use to find where a photo was published on the web. All you have to do is upload the file to the TinEye website and see all the sites where it’s shared or posted.
The best thing about this site for facial recognition search is that it shows you all the pages in a list, so, you can click on the right link and see the photos. Besides, the tool finds pictures posted on social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and others, and of course, it tells you if the picture already posted on blogs, Wikipedia, anywhere on the Internet. Moreover, the face recognition algorithm works well, and its accuracy is higher than other tools.
Checking if someone’s photo is fake or real
Lots of people, especially those who use dating websites like POF and others use fake pictures to make their profiles look attractive and interesting. But in reality, you can easily check if these photos are real or just someone’s else pictures by using Google in the first place and other photo recognition search engines second. Now, let’s talk about the main things that tell you that what you see is not his or her real photo.
1. So beautiful face (perfect)
Most people have small spots on their faces, they can be traces of an old ACNE or others, so, it’s so hard to find a person without any trace on his skin, and that’s totally natural. On the other side, if you find a dating account with perfect photos, then, be sure at 99% it’s a fake person or even a robot.
Plenty Of Fish, for example, is a dating platform that bans thousands of fake users, and in fact, they’re robots or scammers. So be careful when you find that suspicious lady or guy, they may look so pretty and that’s all fake.
Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator are two of the most powerful tools for photo editing and tweaking, thus, it might take a few minutes to clear someone’s face on a picture and make it looks perfect. That’s what happens and you need to be aware of all that, not every photo is real.
2. There are so many search results
When you search for anyone’s photo and you find lots of results on Google, that’s a sign of popularity, and so, the person behind the picture is well known and not the one you found on a dating site. However, on Facebook, that’s considered Okay, if the profile itself is real and represents one person. Using a dating website to find love is not for celebrities, they already have thousands of flowers and lovers.
3. Cars on every picture
This happens especially with lots of men’s photos, they use editing software or someone’s else pictures to make themselves look rich, that’s how they attract girls. If you see any of these images, then, try a fast search on Google or Bing and you’ll find the real person behind it, he or she’ll be a celebrity or someone from many advertising networks.
Supercars like Ferrari and others are real ways to attract females who look for that rich man, but unfortunately, the result will not be good all the time, in fact, many scammers use that strategy, even on Facebook, so be careful and don’t just be attracted to that profile because of cars.
4. So, expensive accessories and clothes
Similar to car photos, if you find a guy or female with lots of accessories that are expensive, including Gold, Platinum, and jewelry, then, it’s a sign of a scam and she uses another girl’s photo without her permission of course.
5. The photo is not homogenous
Because using a picture alone is not going to be attractive for many, so, social media users play with the photo lightning, contrast, background, etc… to make it look real. But if you look closer, you may detect that the area on the photo where the face and body of the person melt with the background is not good. Hover, if it’s a real person’s photo, everything as lightning and contrast will be homogenous.
Just imagine a guy who takes a photoshoot in a studio, then, because these people are professional photographers, they’ll adjust every single setting and make the picture look amazing and clean. The same thing works for photos that are taken in front of popular places in the world that travelers like and share a lot. So, if you combine a headshot with someone else background, the mix will not be homogenous, and you can find the difference by zooming it.
We all use photos, but when it comes to privacy and personal details, it’s always recommended to search for yourself online and see if someone copied your picture that may include family members. At the same time, dealing with fake photos on social media and dating websites may be hard, but if you follow the above steps, you’ll find results and check the real ones.