Many people use the Google Lens tool to quickly take a photo of something and get quick information about it. Now, if you are also a Google Photos user, it is easier to use Google Lens. Google has recently added new tools that further integrate Google Photos and Google Lens.
New tools allow you to use Google Lens on an image that has already been clicked to detect text. While these features were previously available in the Google Lens app, they can now be easily used in Google Photos.
If some text is seen on your images (when opened in Google Photos), the app will highlight the text in blue and allow you to select it by tapping on it. Once selected, users will be able to translate it directly, copy the text, read it aloud, and more directly from the Photos app. Options for these actions will appear right at the bottom of the screen.
How to detect text in Google Photos
With the new update, Google Photos users will be able to detect text directly from the application. To do this, first, open Google Photos and open the exact image you want to extract the text from. The clearer the image and the text it contains, the better the detection will work.
Once the image is open, you will find the text elements highlighted in blue. Tap on this blue text and you should see options to copy, search, translate, and play aloud in a box below the screen. Alternatively, you can also go to the image details and scroll down to find the ‘Find within this photo’ section, where the same text elements and options will be visible.
Google Photos is the latest app in Google’s arsenal to integrate Lens functionality. The Google Camera and Google Search App have already been infused with Google Lens functionality. According to a report bu Android Police, The new features were integrated into Google Photos in recent weeks, although an exact date is not yet known.