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Google Lens Alternatives

Google Lens is described as 'With Google Lens you can get information about items around you, like landmarks, posters, or barcodes, using your phone's camera' and is an app in the online services category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Google Lens for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, iPhone, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is Greenshot, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Google Lens are TinEye, GImageReader, Snagit and Spectacle.

Google Lens alternatives are mainly Screenshot Capture Tools but may also be Image Search Engines or Document Scanners. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Google Lens.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Android Tablet
  • iPad

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  1. Greenshot is a light-weight screenshot tool optimized for productivity with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) support.

    image editor (no stamp with greenshot)
  2. TinEye icon

    TinEye

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Online
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Opera
    • Firefox

    TinEye is a powerful image search and recognition engine that can help to find where an image came from and how it's being used.

    Screenshot


  3. GImageReader icon

    GImageReader

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    gImageReader is a simple Gtk/Qt front-end to the Tesseract OCR Engine.

    Screenshot
  4. The ultimate screen capture tool. With Snagit’s capture, edit, organize and share technology… it’s easy to create engaging visuals that grab attention and keep it. Let images do the talking for you.

    Screenshot
  5. Spectacle icon

    Spectacle

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Spectacle is a simple application for capturing desktop screenshots. It can capture images of the entire desktop, a single monitor, the currently active window, the window currently under the mouse, or a rectangular region of the screen.

    Screenshot


  6. OpenScan icon

    OpenScan

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android

    OpenScan is an open source app that enables users to scan hardcopies of documents or notes and convert it to PDF or JPEG files. Its motto is "No ads. No data collection. We respect your privacy.".

    Screenshot
  7. Microsoft Lens trims, enhances, and makes pictures of whiteboards and docs readable. You can use Office Lens to convert images to PDF, Word and PowerPoint files, and you can even save images to OneNote or OneDrive.

    Screenshot
    Microsoft Lens vs Google Lens opinions
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    The image to text service is better

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    In my opinion really better than Google to scan documents, white boards and, business cards

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  8. Screenshot Reader is a smart OCR-screenshot application for capturing text and images from any area on your PC screen and extracting text from them or just saving as an image. Prize: 9.99 USD.

    ScreenShot Reader
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    Crow Translate

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Crow Translate is a simple and lightweight translator programmed in C++ / Qt that allows to translate and speak text using Google, Yandex and Bing translate API.

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  10. Search by Image icon

    Search by Image

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Opera
    • Firefox

    Search by Image is a Firefox extension which enables you to initiate a reverse image search from the right-click context menu or the browser toolbar, and comes with support for more than 30 search engines.

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