I am looking for a program that can send a file to Google image search from the Windows Explorer context menu to perform a Search by Image. If possible, free, works with Windows 7, and launch a search on Google Chrome.
For most Image formats you already have the necessary software:
- Open Chrome
- From Explorer drag the file to Chrome
- Right Click and select Search Google for this Image
You could also right click in Explorer and Select Open With then pick Chrome. I suggest not using over large files and remember that any such request will have to upload the image, at least temporarily, so there may be copyright or IP issues.
This is quite late, but I wrote a very simple program which does this: GoogleImageShell. It adds a shortcut to the right-click menu on images (JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP) which uploads the image to Google and opens the search results in your browser.
It runs on Windows 7 and up, and requires .NET 4.6.1. The program is free and open-source; you can download a binary version here.