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Google Photos now allows you to search for texts in your pics

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Google Lens has a powerful optical character recognition (OCR) filter that can pull text from any image. Available in Google Photos, the backup service this month is adding the ability to search for text in images.

The official Twitter account quietly announced the feature this afternoon after it was spotted by a user. Search in Google Photos can already recognize objects, events, and people or pets (when their faces are labeled.) Meanwhile, the app leverages GPS data in pictures to allow for location queries.

Photos will now also look for text that appears in images. This allows you to search for words and bring up all results where that phrase physically appears, no matter how small or if it’s at an angle. It performs particularly well on screenshots, but also works on any text that appears in an image.

Google Photos text search is ideal for documents, Wifi passwords, and anything else that you’ve saved by taking a picture. This works on both the Android and iOS apps, as well as the web client.

This feature is rolling out now, and live on several devices we checked. Once on the desired image, Google advises users to click the Lens button in order to easily copy and paste text.

 

 

 

 

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Protect constitutional rights in Super Emergency era: Mamata Banerjee

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West Bengal: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has reiterated that the country is going through a period of “Super Emergency” and called on people to protect the rights and freedom guaranteed by the Constitution.

On the International Day of Democracy today (Sunday), let us once again pledge to safeguard the constitutional values our country was founded on. In this era of ‘Super Emergency’, we must do all it takes to protect the rights and freedoms that our Constitution guarantees,” she tweeted.

The Trinamool Congress supremo has time and again said that the country is going through ‘Super Emergency’ under the BJP-led NDA rule at the Centre.

The United Nations General Assembly had in 2007 resolved to observe 15 September every year as the International Day of Democracy to uphold and promote the principles of democracy.

Ms Banerjee has opposed multiple central schemes, including the steep new traffic fines and the Citizens’ list, saying neither will be implemented in Bengal.

She also attacked PM Modi over his visit to the space research agency ISRO to watch the planned touchdown of the Vikram lander on moon.

“Suddenly, today he (Narendra Modi) has gone there (at the ISRO headquarters in Bangalore) … Now for the next four days the issue of Chandrayaan will continue to dominate. As if they (the BJP) have done everything in the country. (As if) they have invented science …” she was quoted as saying by news agency Press Trust of India.

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