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Google Now Allows you to Search for Text in Pictures


Google made an announcement on Twitter that it will launch new AI features for its Lens platform that will enable users to search for Text in Google Photos library within the photos and screenshots. It will thus become easier for users to copy and paste the relevant text into a document or note.

Optical character recognition (OCR) is the technique that is used to make these features work. According to news reports, the feature is available on a few Android devices but not on iOS as of yet.

Also read: Google Play Store updated its interface to make search easy

Here is how you can copy the text in Google Photos

Open the Google Photos and Screenshot

Tap on Lens Feature

Highlight the text you wish to copy

Then Copy it and paste it on a doc or form

As Huterwalk tweeted, Wow, @googlephotos has OCR to turn screenshots into copy/paste text! A. Open google photos and select screenshot B. Pick “Lens” feature [image 1] C. Highlight text [image 2] D. Pick copy/paste [image 2,3] Nicely done Google team! “


Google tweeted, “Starting this month, we’re rolling out the ability to search your photos by the text in them. Once you find the photo you’re looking for, click the Lens button to easily copy and paste the text. Take that, impossible wifi password.”