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How to translate text from photos on Android Guide

Google Photos integrates with the Google ecosystem by offering a lot of interesting features, such as the ability to identify points of reference, but not only. One thing that you probably didn't know that the Big G app also allows you to translate the text of the photos present in your gallery thanks to Google Lens. But how does it work? Let's not get lost in chatter and let's find out!

How to translate text of photos on Android

Take a photo or choose one in Google Photos

Courtesy of Google Lens, Google Photos has a character recognition feature capable of translate words on the fly. The functionality is still quite limited, as the only reliable language at the moment is Spanish, but it is still useful in many contexts.

  • First, you will need a photo of the text you want to translate. You can take this photo now or you can use an image with foreign text already present in the camera roll;
  • That said, open the image inside Google Photos, then press the Google Lens button located next to the trash can icon in the lower right corner of the screen ( a square with dashed edges and two points inside);
  • At this point, wait a few seconds for the tool to analyze the photo.

Translate text of photos using Google Lens

Once Google Lens has finished its analysis, automatically highlight all recognized words. By touching each word, on the image itself or on the corresponding Google search results below it, the details of the word will be displayed, with an attached translation in Italian. Tapping on "Search" at the bottom of the page will access a Google search page for more information on that word.

Of course, Google Lens text detection works best when it comes to non-handwritten text. As we mentioned earlier, however, Google Lens's ability to translate the text is still a bit erratic, but only a matter of time before Google improves this functionality.

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