Google Photos began to release, last Friday (23), a function that allows you to search texts in images stored in the cloud. Available in the Android and iPhone (iOS) app and the web version, the feature allows you to find files more easily through words written on posters, paper notes, pictures and even shirt prints. On mobile, the user can also use Google Lens to copy and paste the text identified in the photo anywhere.
In tests conducted by the TechTudo, the app was able to locate an identity code by searching for the RG number. Under Google's terms of service, however, the content stored there is always private, unless the user chooses to share it with someone. See how to use text-based photo search from your phone and computer.
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Google Photos lets you do text search on images Photo: Raquel Freire / TechTudo
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Step 1. Open Google Photos on your smartphone and use the search field to find a word present in one of the photos already backed up. When you find the photo, tap Select text from image to mark the tagged text if the button does not appear, use the Google Lens shortcut below;
Search for words in Google images. Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 2. Google identifies and selects the text itself. To mark a specific word, tap and hold the desired segment. Then copy by tapping Copy text and paste it anywhere.
Mark the desired text and copy Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Go to Google Photos from your browser (photos.google) and type in the search field the word you want to find. After pressing Enter, photos containing the desired word will appear automatically.
Search for a picture by a word written in the picture Foto: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
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