Desktop Web Browsers Gets Google Lens Functionality for Google Photos. Now Google will be able to identify text through optical character recognition (OCR). Lens function is available for Google Photos app on Android to scan saved images.
Users when open an image with a body of text on Google it will show the option Copy text from image.
What is Optical Character Recognition (OCR)?
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is a tool for analysing handwritten, typed, or printed text and converting it into machine-encoded text.
This feature is one of Google Lens most easy features and it is the only Lens feature available on Google Photos for desktop Web.
The feature doesn’t recognise plants or monuments currently.
Google Photos integrated Google Lens to scan already saved images directly from the gallery in Android devices.
The tool is available to users at the bottom of the screen with Share, Edit, and Delete options.
Google Photos for Web added the Explore tab also.
The new tab categorises photos under People, Places, and Things.
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