Fast Image Research

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Chrome Extension
Requirements:Google Chrome 20 or later

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Mozilla Firefox Extension
Requirements:Mozilla Firefox 45.0 or later

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Microsoft Edge Extension
Requirements:Microsoft Edge 38.14393 or later

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Heavy reverse image search user? This free extension adds a simple "Research Image" option to the right-click context menu of Web images. Researching an image will automatically retrieve reverse image search results from your choice of Google Images, TinEye, Yandex, Baidu, Bing, or a combination. Results are loaded into new tabs. You can use the data to find out who is using your own images, or help narrow down the subject matter of an image you found.

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JavaScript API

From version 1.49 you can call searches from your own code using JavaScript message events. The API must first be enabled in the extension settings page. Example that searches any image on the page when user clicks:

var nodes = document.getElementsByTagName('IMG');
var nodeCount = nodes.length;
for (var i = 0; i < nodeCount; i++) {
 var node = nodes[i];
 node.addEventListener('click', function(event) {
  window.postMessage({source: "fast-image-research-request", payload: {url:}}, '*');

Universal Change Log

1.497 - API setting is retained between restarts. Ported to Microsoft Edge.

1.495 - Reduced permissions. API is optional.

1.49 - Added JavaScript API.

1.48 - Fixed options page layout in Firefox.

1.47 - Bing search option added. Added "On all services" context menu option to "One service at a time" search style.

1.46 - Baidu search option added. Removed showing options on install which caused problems for some users.

1.45 - Options update without restarting, minor code optimizations.

Firefox totally revamped:

1.41 (Chrome only) - Added Yandex search options, minor code optimizations.

1.35 - Added option to open search results next to the current tab.

1.3 - Added the following options:

These options are disabled by default.

Some minor code optimizations.

1.2 - Added option for using Google and TinEye as separate context menu options.

1.1 - Added check for supported image source protocols.

1.0 - Initial release. Hello World!

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