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Google Photos already recognizes text, now searching for images is easier

Google Photos, the cloud storage system for photos and video from the Mountain View company, is free and unlimited. That is why it is the option that the vast majority of users choose. The problem is that, once we have uploaded our images, when there are many, it is complicated look for some among so many. But Google Photos has just been updated to integrate the technology OCR, of recognition of text. And it makes things a lot easier.

The technology OCR allows to recognize text in images. In this way the text can be extracted, or it can be used to ‘categorize’ them. This is how the Mountain View company has used it. Images are analyzed with OCR to add ‘metadata’ of the same internally, and that in this way users have the option to search for images based on their content. If we have taken a photo of a STOP sign, for example, from now on we will be able to find it in our library using the search engine, and in a way as simple as it is by entering the text ‘stop ‘ in the same.

Easier to search for images in Google Photos and now we can ‘export’ the text they contain

In addition to this function, which greatly simplifies the search and location of our images uploaded to Google Photos, we now also have the possibility of export text. If you’ve taken a photo of a book page, you can quickly share its text on social media, for example. And if you have taken a photo of the router password, for example, you will also be able to quickly take that text, copy it and paste it wherever you want.

We just have to update Google Photos to the latest version available in the Google Play Store. From this, the search will work automatically and by default, while the copying text We will have to do it manually by opening the image, touching and using the button Google Lens which is a square with a point in the central area. By doing so, all the text in it will be highlighted and we will be able to touch the desired words and then the option to copy.

If you update the application and these options do not appear yet, be patient because the Mountain View company is carrying out the deployment progressively. It should be a matter of just a few days, tops, for the newly released feature to hit your device.

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