0

I was just searching my Google Drive account for a document containing the word 'internet' and the top hit was a screenshot i took of instructions of how to configure the DNS settings to use for a proxy VPN service - which is littered with the word 'internet'

The file is named Screen Shot 2013-06-23 at 21.29.53.png and its a png so there is no static text in there (although it is a screen shot if text).

Does Google Drive OCR images to check for the text inside of them to make them available in search, or is this just a lucky coincidence ?

1

I expect they do: they've certainly said that they use item-recognition techniques to support image search. (But I haven't searched for links to support articles to back this up).

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.