When you open any photo in Google Photos, you will see a button at the bottom meant to look like a camera lens. That is Google Lens and it is amazing. Open any photo, using Google Photos, and tap that button – it will analyze the current photo and tell you all sorts of things! Identify flowers, birds, insects. Translate and copy text, scan QR codes, identify products and give you links to buy them. And much more.
Google Lens Examples
Our YouTube show, episode 184, demonstrates how to use Google Lens
Chris Guld is President and Teacher-in-Chief at GeeksOnTour.com. She has been in computer training and support since 1983. She is now a Product Expert for the Google Photos Forum, owner of the LearnGooglePhotos.com blog, and author of Mrs. Geek’s Guide to Google Photos.
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2 thoughts on “Using Google Lens to identify items in a photo”
I don’t see the ‘lens’ icon when looking at Album photos on my computer. Should I? Or is it just a cell phone feature.
You got it! The lens button is only on mobile devices.