I searched for, found and installed an extension that allows me to block Pinterest from the search results. Google reverse image search have become spottier in general, put in a painting to find the artist and the result might be "best guess: painting", a wikipedia link to "painting" and then assorted paintings in the search results.I’ve noticed reverse image searching has become less useful over the years. Recently I found a cool fantasy battle pic, so I put it through the usual to find out who the artist was so I could check out more of their work.
Nothing but page after page after page after page of wallpaper sites, people posting it to some social media or other and people who’d used it to represent something from their fucking dnd campaign which for some autistic reason they’d made an entire wiki for. Not a single mention of who the artist was.
Some time ago I plugged in an image from the cursed pictures thread to see if I could find out more about it. "Best guess: Brienne of Tarth nude" - strange and not even close, maybe Google thinks it knows something about me and tailors the search results. So I tested a different browser without being logged in, "Best guess: Brienne of Tarth naked". Tested Edge, a browser I have never even started, "Best guess: Brienne of Tarth sex scene".
Yandex gave me relevant results, as did Bing and Tin Eye. I've found myself using Yandex a lot more over the last year, Google pushes products to aggressively and the new layout for image searching is just atrocious.