Launched in 2017, Google lens is one popular image technology by Google. Besides being an integrated feature in Google's smartphones, it is a standalone app for other Android and iOS devices. With Google Lens, if a user points the phone’s camera at an object, it will identify the object by QR codes, barcodes, labels, textual images from Google photos, and show relevant results or information on the internet.

Google Lens a stand alone app

Google lens could also be used to translate images online from almost anything where you point the camera to the phone. And it is one of the most recognized image translator

Google Lens translating text from a product box

The question we often get asked about ImageTranslate is “How different is ImageTranslate from Google Lens?” Although both the tools can provide translations of text, ImageTranslate is very different than Google Lens, let us list it out for you

Google Lens Vs ImageTranslate.

Google Lens Vs ImageTranslate

Translate text in the image and recreate the same image.

ImageTranslate lets you translate text in the image and recreate the same image into a different language. Where else Google Lens provides you translation of the text in the image where the phone’s camera is pointed or the image uploaded over it, but it doesn't provide the same image into different language. The photo translate in Google Lens is limited to it

Google Lens Translating text with the use of phone's camera

ImageTranslate lets you edit the translated text.

Over Google Lens, you can get an image to translate into a different language, but you can’t edit the translated text. That also means you have to rely on google lens' translation accuracy. Where else on ImageTranslate you can not only translate photo text but also edit the translated text, change the font, select text, change the size of the text, reposition text and make it bold or italic based on your choice. You can select regions that you want to translate over the image. Unlike Google Lens where you don’t get much choice or flexibility.

Editing Translated text with ImageTranslate

Download your translate images.

After translating the image over ImageTranslate you can download the image and access it offline. One more benefit is ImageTranslate’s project management, where you can manage the translated image and access them whenever you want. Where else on Google Lens, you can just share the translated image across social media or email, but you can’t download and save the translated image.

ImageTranslate Project Management Dashboard

As a bonus, you can also have ImageTranslate API which lets you integrate ImageTranslate onto your multilingual website, where usually the text on the website is translate, but the image on the website stays as is in only one language. ImageTranslate API lets your website translate the text in the website into different languages. ImageTranslate has support for 40+ languages.

Check out how ImageTranslate works with this quick video.