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Google Images gets Lens to scan photos; know how it works | Images

Google Images has started showing, since Wednesday (24), a button to scan photos on the Internet using Google Lens. The artificial intelligence feature can be used to identify and exploit specific objects present in images, such as shirt prints or details of a decorated environment. The news works only on mobile, either in the official Google app or through the Images menu on google accessed via browser.

When you search Google for images on your smartphone, a new Search this image button appears next to the sharing shortcut. With a touch, Lens enters the action and begins to analyze objects present there. The user can manually draw the item they want to search for ease of task or touch the points corresponding to the automatically identified items.

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Google Lens searches objects inside photos in Google Images Photo: Divulgao / Google

Google Lens searches objects inside photos in Google Images Photo: Divulgao / Google

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Following, Lens may display other similar looking products or links to online stores that market the item marked in the image. According to Google, the feature may serve to search for more information, for example, about a sofa that appears in a decorated room photo.

At first, Lens will only identify objects and products. Over time, the idea is that technology will also be able to identify more types of things in images, such as specific animals and plants.

Advanced features, such as the ability to split the bar account or translate menus, remain unique to Google Lens accessed through Google Photos and the Google app on Android and iPhone (iOS). Those with an Android phone can also use the most sophisticated features through Google Assistant or the standalone Google Lens app.

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