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Google Photos automatically assigns tags to images uploaded to its service. For example, if you make a photo of your cat, it will most likely identify a cat in your image and assign the "cat" label. Now if you search for "cat" in your Google Photos, it will turn up.

However, is there a way to reverse this. Is there a way to see all tags linked to a photo. In the example above, I want to see the label "cat" assigned to the image without knowing it is assigned by searching the "cat" label.

  • Google doesn't expose the search terms that might bring you to a specific image. Partly to protect their algorithm, I'm sure, but probably also as the algorithm learns more they'll keep changing. – ale Oct 15 '16 at 21:52
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I know this is old but it does seem possible as this service shows an example of pulling all the tags attributed by Google:
https://cloudinary.com/documentation/google_auto_tagging_addon

Has anyone had success doing this just from Googles api?

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