Google Lens could soon let you analyze existing images saved on your phone. The feature, available in the beta app, is said to work in the same way as if you took the picture with Google Lens. It is already possible to use Google Lens to search existing images through Google Photos. Google Lens may soon allow folks to perform searches on previously snapped photos. 9to5Google says it found the feature in versions 8.24 and the 8.28 beta of the Google app. The feature is said to appear both when using the Google Lens app and when accessing Google Lens through Google Assistant. The Google Lens app allows you to identify specific objects in a photo to find out information about them or select and translate text. The new feature adds a small photo icon on either the top right or top left
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The WebP image format developed by Google for the past eight years has found a home this week in Microsoft's Edge browser, and will also be added in Firefox next year. WebP is a lossy and lossless image compression format that was born as a derivate project from Google's work on the VP8 video format. It was released in 2010, and it was advertised as a replacement for PNG, JPEG, and GIF at the same time, supporting good compression, transparency, and animations.Early benchmarks showed that WebP cut down PNG size by as much as 45 percent and animated GIF size with up to 65 percent.The format was initially supported only by Google Chrome, but it was later also adopted by the Opera and Pale Moon browsers...
Google announced that they will be bringing Google Lens features directly to the Google Image search results. You will be able to pull up an image in image search, highlight an area of the image and have Google Lens zoom in and locate that information.As you can see from the GIF below, after you select an image, you have the option to click the "lens" button and it will then do it's magic by finding related information about that image.Google wrote:Lens’ AI technology analyzes images and detects objects of interest within them. If you select one of these objects, Lens will show you relevant images, many of which link to product pages so you can continue your search or buy the item you’re interested in. Using your finger on a mobile device screen, Lens will also let you “draw” on
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Google is now rolling out the new image search design for desktop, as announced at the company’s 20th anniversary event Monday. Bringing desktop and mobile in line. The new desktop design features much of what Google launched back in March with the new mobile image design changes, including captions on images, the URL of the image and new filter bubbles at the top. The screen shot above shows the new design of the image search results. Google announced Monday: Starting this week, we’ll also show more context around images, including captions that show you the title of the webpage where each image is published. This is critical to help you understand the page behind the image. We’ll also suggest related search terms at the top of the page for more guidance.
Google has unveiled a host of updates to its search product, designed to make visual information more useful to Web users as pictures and video become more central to the Internet experience.The new features showing up in searches include introductory videos about public figures, topic videos to help users plan trips or learn about new subjects, and an overhaul of its ranking system for displaying image-based searches, offering users more context and easier ways to shop online.The revamp uses artificial intelligence to help customers find goods on the Web, relying more on images rather than text. Previously a standalone app, Google Lens uses AI to identify the contents of a picture without needing words to figure out what it is.Now, Google will integrate Lens directly into searches, "to...
For some reason, when you go to Google Image Search and search for the term [hot] - the only images that come up are pictures of women in underwear, lingerie, swimsuits and other sexual situations. There are no photos of hot coffee, desserts, fire places, ice cream melting or other photos that are more appropriate for young children.A school administrator complained about this in the Google Web Search Help forums the other day and wrote:Why does the word "hot" bring up only inappropriate images in Safesearch?We are a primary school with student aged between 5 yrs and 12 yrs old. We had an 8 year old search "hot" as a query to translate the word into Māori. The child ended up with a complete page of soft pornography, even though we have Safe Search turned on via our filtering serv
Google has announced a bunch of new features and changes to Search to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Additionally, Google has overhauled Image search and renamed Google Feed to Discover.“Since launching the feed, we’ve made it our goal to help you uncover fresh and interesting content about things that matter to you. Now, we’re giving the feed a name that reflects this mission: Discover. With this new name comes a fresh design that makes exploring your interests easier than ever,” Google said on its blog.When users open the Google app, topic headers will appear to show an explanation as to why they are seeing a particular card in Discover. Each topic name will have a Discover icon right next to it. Tapping the icon will bring up more content related to that topic. There’s also an optio
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