There are lots of duplicate images online, but none of them lead to a name and I'd like to find more from this girl:. February edited August in General Talk. Hello pervs For some time now I have been playing "porn detective" at Smutty, and I have managed to identify hundreds of actresses and movies from random images and clips as you can see here. Many people have asked me how I do it so I decided to post a brief guide on how to reverse search porn. In this thread I will list most of the tools, techniques, tips, and tricks I have learned since I started this hobby.
I don't claim to be the best --and I definitely cannot find everything-- but at least I wanted to share what little I know. Basic Search Tools see below 2. Google I 3.
Google II 4. Sources 5. I find most of the names and sources I am requested using reverse image search engines. They are websites where you can upload or link an image to the system, and then it tells you in which other sites you can find that image. That alone is not a guarantee of finding a name or source but at the very least it can give you clues on where to look next. Most of the engines can be reached directly from the browser using extensions, although in some cases there is no choice but to go to the website itself. I will mention this as well at the end of the post.
I will dedicate the next entry entirely to how to get the best of it. February edited March March edited March If you already have the pornstar name you can use it to find the source or viceversa. If you suspect an image comes from a specific producer Brazzers, MetArt, Kink you can try introducing it. Even if it's not from there, you will get related results. If you suspect a picture comes from a professional photographer, not a porn medium, you can use "photography", "model", or a publishing site like Modelmayhem, px, DeviantArt, etc If you don't have a clue you can refine your search with a keyword that describes the most relevant aspect of the image to find a description that might include the name or source interracial, redhead, beach.
Or, if you feel lucky, you can try a keyword that might lead directly to a source, like "gallery", "profile", "video", "download". This rarely works, though. April edited January There are way, WAY too many junk porn websites that just post random images without any kind of source, and at the beginning I lost too much time checking all results.
Now, however, I tend to only look into the kind of websites that I know will at the very least offer some information to find the source.
For that purpose, I classify websites into one of three kinds. Generally good: Affiliation galleries - Most professional porn producers have affiliation programs to promote their sites.
These programs provide quality sample videos and galleries affiliates can post in your website, which for obvious reasons are properly credited. Nonetheless, photographers post their pictures in many different places, and too often they do not credit their models, so even if you do find a link to one of these sites you might have to still dig around a bit.
Downloading sites - I do not condone illegal downloads but the fact is these sites exist, and despite all effort of copyright holders they are still being listed by search engines. Most of them offer screenshots along the download links, and those are the ones you can sometimes find with a reverse search. Identification sites - Obviously, the best place to find a source is the one whose purpose is exactly that.
The best and biggest one is NameThatPornstar, which is being listed more often by search engines now, so even though it doesn't always guarantee a result it's a must-check.
And there's also NameThatPorn, which despite being a blatant rip-off of the former with fake users and sketchy advertising it's actually starting to gain traction, and now there's a reasonable number of solved requests. Tumblr - Most bloggers just repost whatever images they like without worrying much about the source or, even worse, adding a caption that has nothing to do with it , so in general Tumblr does not make a good source. There are, however, a number of blogs that like creating original gifs, and they do usually name the source.
These are easy to identify because they place unique and more or less elaborate watermarks on their own creations, so if you find one it's worth it checking them first. Forums - Male-centric forums, even those completely unrelated to sex, usually have threads or even entire sections dedicated to posting pics of naked women.
Most of them don't care about crediting anything so they make bad sources. There are however a number of forums dedicated to sex like Forumophilia, FreeOnes, HungAngels, Phun, PlanetSuzy, Porn-w, or Vintage-Erotica-Forum, which do care about the names and sources of the pictures, gifs or videos they post and make excellent sources.
In particular, PlanetSuzy has a very good ID section that has helped me many times. Bulletin boards - Similar situation as with forums, sites like 4chan and its army of clones usually post images for the sake of it without crediting anything, except when they are dedicated to one girl in particular because they are usually girls, not women , so generally they don't make good sources.
But also as with forums there are exceptions, like the 'Request' section of fgts. Mostly bad:. Cloned image galleries - In recent years it's become very easy for anyone to set up their own cheap porn site using a template Wordpress is widely used and images stolen from other websites. Their only purpose is to attract traffic to earn money with ad popups and banners, so they don't bother giving names. They are optimized for search engines, though, and show up everywhere like a bad rash.
Avoid at all costs. Pinboards - Pinterest spawned a great deal of clones and imitators, a bunch of which were dedicated to porn. Most of them were eventually closed but there are still a few of them around, most notably the one simply called 'sex'. The vast majority of people using those pinboards don't care about sources, they only want to collect the images they like, so you will very rarely find names in there.
Their users just retweet, like, and forward uncredited pictures compulsively and they are pushed to the top results, so unless you happen to come across the actual account of the source which you are most likely not be aware of at that point it's just not worth checking them.
Since ain't nobody got time for remembering the names of all the sources you might find in a Google search I use a browser extension to hide the bad ones. Personal Blocklist Chrome adds a link to the search results to block any domain from your searches those results are not completely lost, just hidden from view, and there is a link at the bottom of each search results page with blocked links to show them if you want.
Once you have blocked enough bad results I'm over domains so far your search results will be much more clean and accurate, making it usually faster to find what you want. January edited January Most animated gifs can be searched in the same way as a static picture, using the engines mentioned above.
The problem is that gifs are created from random parts of a video unlike pics, that are taken as such from the source , so they are usually harder to find. These are the steps I follow:. If not, I use the rest of engines to see if the first frame of the gif which is what the engines use matches a screenshot posted by somewhere else with the proper credits. Tumblr gif makers always watermark their creations and sometimes provide the credits in their posts, so the aim is to find the original post and see if the information is there.
The engines do not always list them, but if it is indeed watermarked and we know the approximate posting date then it can be searched manually. As a last resort when the gif maker didn't credit the models and nobody has identified them , I use one trick. As I said above, reverse search engines use only the first frame of the gif, but there is always the possibility that other frames match a screenshot posted and credited by others.
So, I use a gif editor like ezgif to split the gif in all its frames and then I make a new search using the ones that I feel are more likely to provide any results.
For this, I find Yandex is most useful. Currently there is not a tool to reverse search videos at least not for general use; there is actually one to identify videos for copyright purposes that only professionals use , so you have to get more creative to find them. I normally use two methods: either a manual search, or using screenshots. I will write more about manual searches in the next and probably last comment. Regarding the other way, there is not much to explain: you take a tool, app or program like Window's Snipping Tool which is the one I use and take a screenshot of the video in the moment you will think is most likely to produce results like, for instance, the first few seconds that are used as a presentation in the websites, or the money shot in the end.
Some video players allow to pause it without leaving any GUI elements on the screen, so you can choose the frame freely, but they are the exception. Normally you have to leave the video running and take the screenshot on the go, so you need to time it properly or it will be too blurry. I take several screenshots of what I think are the key moments of the video beginning, the different positions, money shot , save them, and then search them normally using the engines. As I said, this is pretty cumbersome, but it is usually the only way.
Large gifs suffer from the same issues. In fact, nowadays large gifs are usually short videos that do not even have the. But even when they do have the extension they often cannot be handled by the search engines the limit is usually around 5Mb , so you need to find another way. Again, I either perform a manual search or take screenshots. There are usually three cases:. When the gif is in video format you can usually do a right click and open it in a new tab or window, which will reveal the video player controls. These controls allow to pause it without leaving visible elements, so it is easy to take a screenshot.
If the gif has a. Alternatively, there are browser apps that allow to pause gifs I don't use any because they have given me troubles in the past, but maybe things have improved. August edited August It's not perfect it has some gaps, particularly with older stuff , but it's the first place where I look. Still worth checking it, particularly their 'tattoo search' option of the advanced search, which has helped me identify a fair number of performers. In particular, I very much like how the users help identify aliases and avoid duplicated pages.
It sometimes takes forever to load, though. HotMovies - I can't link to it because it's an adult video store and so it would be spam , but I have to mention it because it has a very large database of movies, and a scene preview system with big thumbnails that is very helpful to check content quickly. Most of them have models and scene listings, and their own search engine, but even if they do not there is a simple way to check its contents using Google. To do so you have to use the formula "[search term] site:[site URL]".
For instance, if you are looking for an Asian performer in Brazzers and you don't know her name, you can type "asian site:brazzers. Please note that they might not be all the pages with that term, only the ones Google has indexed, but it's still a good way to search. There is another use for that search tool. When you use the formula "site:[site URL]", whether you use a search term or not, Google will offer you the same options as with any other search, including 'Images' and 'Video'.
If you click on them you MIGHT see all the images and videos that Google has listed from that site Please note that this does not work with all sites, particularly the images option.