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(pocket-lint) – Google offers a powerful image recognition feature called Google Lens. Pocket-lint has a separate Google Lens tutorial explaining how this feature works and what it can do in general, but in this guide we’re going to show you how to get started using it right now. Especially in Chrome web browser on your laptop or desktop, and why you should give it a try.
Why should you try Google Lens?
Before we get into the finer details, be aware that you can use Google Lens to search any image online and identify what’s depicted, whether it’s buildings, animals, clothing. , be it plants or works of art.
On laptops and desktops, Lens in Chrome lets you search for an image, find its source, view a scene match, get text or translations, and more. It’s another, more visual way of getting extra detail out of an image. For example, you can use the helmet image to find out more about where to buy, browse images with similar looking helmets, or find out if the image has been used elsewhere. has gone.
How Google Lens Works in Chrome on Desktop
When Google Lens came to Chrome for laptops and desktops, if you went to use it on an image on a website, your browser would open a results page in a new tab. In May 2022, Google updated this feature to display results in a more modern looking panel that opens to the right of the page/image you are viewing. Chrome opens a new browser tab only when you want to find the source of an image. But if you want, you can also enhance the experience of opening in a new tab. By default, this will be a panel on the right side of your screen.
How to Use Google Lens in Chrome on Desktop
Google Lens can help you learn more about any image on the Internet. It’s been available on mobile for a long time, accessible via Google’s mobile app on iOS devices or the native camera app on some Android phones. In 2021, Google Lens was made available to laptop and desktop users via the Chrome web browser, where it can be accessed by right-clicking on any online image, then selecting “Search an image with Google Lens”. could.
Before starting: Google recommends setting Google as your default search engine and updating to the latest version of Chrome.
- Open a page in Chrome.
- Right-click on an image.
- From the menu, choose Find Image with Google Lens.
- Search results are displayed on the right side of your screen.
You can click the Expand button in the corner to open the results in a new tab.
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note : If you right-click anywhere outside of an image, you can choose to “Find pictures with Google Lens” from the menu. After clicking this option, you can drag the image to select it.
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Written by Maggie Tillman.
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