Google Photos now allows you to search for text in your pics

Google Photos Now Lets You Search for Text in Images, Copy and Paste It

Google Photos Now Lets You Search for Text in Images, Copy and Paste It

The default Photos app for Android is now capable of searching for text in any images.

Utilizing the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) tech found in Google Lens, you can now search for text from within Google Photos.

Not only that, but Google Photos OCR also allows you tap the lens button to copy and paste the text in that image, which extends its usefulness significantly. According to Google, starting this month, it will roll out the ability to search photos by the text in them. Over the years, we have seen Photos evolve with features such as document cropping, pet photo sharing with partner libraries, wide-color image support, and even a dark theme! For now, stick with printed words if you want to test the feature.

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We'll test 3D Scanner on the Galaxy Note 10+ more thoroughly later on and will tell you all about it in our review of the device. That said, we are not very sure whether the previous models such as the Galaxy S9 and Note9 will get a similar treatment.

What's odd is that this feature wasn't announced by Google through its traditional methods.

While it's especially good at finding text within screenshots and other obviously-aligned words, it can also work wonders with non-standard fonts that are skewed and distorted, which is rather impressive. As of last month, the service passed the one billion user mark, making it the ninth Google product to do so alongside Android, Chrome, Gmail, Google Drive, Google Maps, Google Search, the Google Play Store and YouTube.

Judging by the phrasing of that tweet, it sounds like Google was perhaps gearing up to make an announcement but wasn't ready for a full reveal. The use of AI and machine learning within this product allows Google to bake in features that most other solutions simply can not offer. We'll see if Google elaborates on this functionality further, so stay tuned.

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