This latest Google Photos upgrade activates powerful image processing functions at the touch of a button.
Google Photos has added several slick new features designed to help you extract useful textual information from your pictures.
According to eagle-eyed readers of Android Police, the Google Photos app now incorporates a range of Google Lens tools that were previously available only in the stand-alone Lens app.
The features are offered automatically when selecting a single image in Google Photos and tapping the Lens icon. Now, when any text is detected, a carousel of buttons named “Text found in image” will pop up.
From here you can use the buttons to copy the text to the clipboard or to a connected computer, have it read out loud, translate it or perform a Google search on it directly from Google Photos without having to access the pop-out Lens menu.
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Adding Lens functionality to Google Photos makes a lot of sense as it’s far better suited to browsing and searching through your saved pictures than the dedicated Lens app, which seems aimed at processing images live from the camera.
Now, thanks to these automatic suggestions, these Lens features will become available to those who had never previously delved into the Lens menus and so probably had no idea the capabilities existed.
It’s good to see new features like this added for regular users, unlike those reserved only for those with paid Google One subscriptions.
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