Tech trick: Use your phone to identify plants and animals – Komando

Thanks to smartphones, you don’t need to carry a camera anymore. Modern phone cameras are pretty advanced and offer many features to satisfy even professional photographers.
With the potential to take thousands of photos, finding that one image you want to share can be challenging. And what about those photos you don’t want anyone seeing. Tap or click here to learn how to find your photos fast and keep your private ones hidden.
What do you do when you spot a plant, animal or landmark and want more information? You don’t need to do a Google search. Your phone can identify it for you. Keep reading to find out how.
What breed of dog is that? What species of flower is growing out of that hedge? Who painted this beautiful portrait?
If you enjoy questioning the world around you, you will love Visual Lookup. This feature, introduced with iOS 15, helps identify and learn more about certain subjects found within your photos.
All you need to do is take a picture with your iPhone, or you can use one you already took. Next:
Try testing the feature’s accuracy by using it on a photo of a subject you already know about.
Google Lens uses Google’s enormous database of information to help identify objects. You can use it to get more details on your images.
Google Lens is available for free on Android devices. Here’s how to use it:
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Google Lens is available as a standalone app for Android phones and is included in two separate apps for iOS, Google and Google Photos.
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