How to copy text from images in Google Photos

by Krish Karthik
How to copy text from images in Google Photos

As of now, billions of Android and iPhone users rely on Google Photos apps to store their photos online. Google Photos not only helps you save storage space on one device, it also syncs all your uploaded content to all connected devices.

However, Google recently announced that it will change the Google Photos plan to offer unlimited storage space. After that, many Google Photos users started using its alternatives.

Google Photos OCR function

The desktop version of Google Photos websites recently received a new feature that scans the texts of any image. The feature relies on OCR technology to extract textual content from any image.

The feature is already available on the web version of Google Photos, but it’s not 100% perfect. The feature works well with text from magazines or books, but OCR fails to extract text if the text is difficult to read.

Steps to copy text from images to Google Photos

Now that the feature is already active, you might want to test the new feature. Below, we’ve shared a step-by-step guide on how to copy text from an image in Google Photos. Let’s check.

Step1. First, log into your Google account and visit the Google Photos website . You can use any web browser to visit the website.

Step 2. Now you need to find a photo with some text in it. You can also click on the “Download” button to use an image of your choice.

Step 3. Now double click on the photo to enlarge it.

Step 4. You will find the option “Copy text from image” at the top.

Step 5. Click the button and wait for Google Lens to detect the text.

Step 6. When finished, you can copy and paste the text content .

That’s it! You have finished. Here’s how to copy text from an image in Google Photos.

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