Using Tineye

How to use tineye to check whether an image is being used by someone else.

Use the snippet tool to make a screen shot of the photo you want to check.

(Instructions about the snippet tool can  be found here)

Go to

Paste or upload photo into Tineye and press enter

If your results are 0 or 1, then most probably the photo is genuine

Check your results



Here for example the photo leads to shutterstock and the artist corresponds to the competition participant  — so normally no need to proceed further

If your results have several links you need to check at least 2 of them

If you find the original owner, make sure it is not the same person as the participant you are checking. If you are 100% sure then proceed to do the report