Am I free to use images I find using TinEye?

No. Most images found online are protected by copyright. If you would like to use any image found through TinEye, you will need to find the image owner and contact them directly. Unless an image is identified as a public domain image, you need to ensure that you get in touch with any image copyright holder and secure the rights to use the image you have found.

As we don't own the images that appear in our search results, we cannot grant you permission to use those images. TinEye simply points you to places where the image exists online.

To try to find the copyright status of a particular image, start by following the links from TinEye's search results. Results that are marked as belonging to an Image Collection in the results are often particularly informative, and images marked as being Stock are from sites that will sell you a license to use that image.