1. WPCentral Question's Avatar
    I know that Windows phone used to have a recognition feature where you could point it at a picture of some art, like the Mona Lisa, and it would identify what the picture was of.

    Did that feature get removed with Windows 8.1, or did they just move my cheese?
    05-22-2015 07:52 AM
  2. mtiede's Avatar
    I fired up my old HTC 8x (I think that was what it was). Window Phone 7.5, I think. I had to wait a while for the battery to charge up. I'm surprised it even worked. It has been sitting in the drawer for years.

    So the Bing Vision Search feature was there and still worked. I wish that feature were still there in Windows 8.1, but it looks like it is gone as far as I can tell.
  3. Pete's Avatar
    I don't recall that feature.
    05-22-2015 07:53 AM
  4. mtiede's Avatar
    The feature was definitely there. I remember pointing the camera at the computer screen of a Mona Lisa picture and it definitely recognized it.

    I want to say it was part of Bing at that point.
    05-22-2015 07:59 AM
  5. Mohamed Ahmed Nader's Avatar
    There are some apps for that but the best one I used so far is called "reverse image search"....... Guess the developer didn't have time to choose a real name lol. The app has the ability to search images using different image processors "4 engines including Google". While also having a built in browser"not the best" as well as you can take direct shots and search with that like Google goggles
    05-22-2015 08:02 AM
  6. mtiede's Avatar
    Here is a youtube video demoing the feature.
    05-22-2015 08:24 AM
  7. mtiede's Avatar
    I fired up my old HTC 8x (I think that was what it was). Window Phone 7.5, I think. I had to wait a while for the battery to charge up. I'm surprised it even worked. It has been sitting in the drawer for years.

    So the Bing Vision Search feature was there and still worked. I wish that feature were still there in Windows 8.1, but it looks like it is gone as far as I can tell.
    05-22-2015 08:48 AM
  8. jacobdrj's Avatar
    Bing Vision is still there. You access it from the camera app under lenses.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    05-22-2015 02:30 PM
  9. mtiede's Avatar
    Yes, Bing vision is there, but it only seems to recognize qr codes, not art/images.
    05-26-2015 09:59 PM
  10. hotphil's Avatar
    There used to be Google Goggles. But I'm probably showing my age there.
    05-26-2015 10:02 PM
  11. Mohamed Ahmed Nader's Avatar
    There used to be Google Goggles. But I'm probably showing my age there.
    Still on android
    Laura Knotek and xandros9 like this.
    05-30-2015 06:17 PM

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