How to translate text from an image using Google Translate

How to translate text from an image using Google Translate

Google Translate offers a feature that allows users to extract and translate text from images, making it convenient for travellers, language learners, and individuals dealing with multilingual content.

Google Translate’s image translation feature comes in handy when faced with foreign text in images, signs, menus, or any visual content. This capability is particularly useful for overcoming language barriers on the go. Whether you’re deciphering a menu in a foreign country or translating a document captured on your phone, Google Translate simplifies the process.

Below are the steps to harness this powerful tool.



Open the Google Translate app on your mobile device or go to the Google Translate website on your computer.


Select the two languages you want to translate between.


Point your camera at the image that contains the text you want to translate.


Google Translate will automatically detect the text in the image and translate it into the language you selected.


You can also manually select the text you want to translate by tapping and dragging your finger across it.


Google Translate will display the translated text above the image

Here are some additional tips for translating text from an image using Google Translate:

  • Make sure the image is well-lit and the text is clear.
  • Use a high-quality camera to take the image.
  • Crop the image to focus on the text you want to translate.
  • If the text is small or blurry, you can zoom in on the image.
  • If the text is in a foreign language, Google Translate will try to detect the language automatically.
  • You can also change the language manually by selecting the “Detect language” option.


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