Besides web search, Google Lens may be one of the most helpful products Google has ever released. You can use it to scan and translate text in real-time, copy and paste printed or handwritten text, call a phone number on a street sign, or even identify that shoe you saw someone else wear that you are now interested in purchasing. The more I think about it, the more the possibilities for Google Lens seem endless.
One of the things that Google Lens can do – and do very well – is recognize images from websites and be able to identify their location (provided it’s a landmark or business), provide a link to relevant Google search results, customer reviews (if applicable), visual matches in other web pages, and links that include matching images. Here’s how you do it.
Search with a picture from a website
To search with a picture from a website, open your Chrome browser and navigate to the website that contains the photo you want to use. Once you have the image up, right-click on it and select “Search Image with Google Lens.” A new tab will open that will contain the results for that image. If the image results are for an established business, the results will include its ratings and reviews.
I just want the steps!
1. On your computer, open the Chrome browser
2. Go to the website with the picture you want to use
3. Right-click the picture
4. Click Search Google for image. You’ll see your results in a new tab
This feature can be handy if you are doing research online for an upcoming trip, and all you have to go on are images from someone’s website or a screenshot from a video. The possibilities are many when it comes to doing travel research this way. Now all you need is your luggage and book that trip!