The ability to utilise Google Lens’ AI-powered search to find information in a picture on a web page without being redirected to another tab is currently rolling out – you may already have it.
It’s also a breeze to use. Right-clicking an image on a website and selecting “Search with Google Lens” will bring up a menu with a variety of Lens alternatives if you’re wondering about an image’s origins or want to extract information from text in a photo, such as writing on a wall or a sign.
These choices allow you to search for the image’s source, search for related photos, extract text from the image using a clever pseudo cropping technique to highlight the content, or translate text in an image. And if you want, you can just copy and paste selected text from a picture.
Even though these capabilities have long been accessible on the top Android phones, they are undoubtedly of limited utility to those who use touchscreens with clumsiness. You can extract information and analyse photographs considerably more quickly and on a larger monitor with a keyboard and mouse/trackpad.
Using the right-click menu, you can select “Search photos with Google Lens,” which will then allow you to drag a cropping box around the image, or part of one, you’d like to examine in further detail. The Lens side menu will then open as a result of your action.
In the beginning, this may seem like a minor tweak to Chrome, but the fact that it is smoothly integrated into the browser means that you get an AI tool at your fingertips but Google doesn’t force this searching technique down your metaphorical throat.
Since we’ve been thrilled with how well smart tools like the Google Pixel 6 work, we hope that Google continues to cleverly integrate some more of its AI-powered capabilities into Chrome and other features.