Google has integrated its AI-powered image recognition service into the desktop version of Google Photos. Users will now be able to copy text from photos with OCR technology.
Search giant Google has expanded the use of its AI-powered image recognition service. As you know, Google Lens has been available in Visual Search and mobile apps for a long time. Now it’s integrated into the desktop version of Google Photos.
Google Lens, which automatically activates when you open a photo, recognizes the text in the image, allowing you to copy it. For this, it uses optical character recognition technology, also known as OCR. Text translation and object recognition are not yet available in the web version.
Google Lens technology was announced at the Google I/O 2017 conference. Initially, it was exclusive to Pixel smartphones, but later became available for devices from other manufacturers as well. Using Google Lens, you can get detailed information about the plant, object, or animal you’re directing your camera to.
Google Lens can translate foreign-language road signs and other texts in real time and also helps you get details about highlights around you, clothing items, a book or a painting you see in a museum.