Google Photos is known for its ability to search based on objects in your image to find certain colors, animals and facial expressions. Now, the search engine giant is adding new capabilities to text search on a photo.
Google is now learning a new trick that users can find the text in your image. Not just that, it can detect some edited photos as well.
At this time, you can go to the Google Photos application and type any text that you know is in the screenshot or photo. If you want to copy it, just tap the Lens button below and it will highlight the words to copy or paste.
Effectiveness of text search
However, the experience of GSM Arena, with some handwritten notes shows Google struggling with words and abbreviations that are less well known.
Quoting GSM Arena, Saturday (8/24/2019), the text search feature also works in a browser on the desktop. But, you cannot use Lens for obvious reasons.
A quick experiment revealed Google’s engine could recognize Nissan cars on the streets. But it couldn’t process the invitation with the word “Nissan” on it, so the service still needed time to be refined.