Consider the following screenshot of a code snippet:
Let’s say I want to extract the code from the image. I don’t want to type it out. What can I do?
I just discovered that Google Bard has sufficient image recognition skills that you can upload images and ask it to extract the code from the image.
Step 1: Visit Bard
First, visit the https://bard.google.com website and create an account if you haven’t already. If you already have a Google account, this will take two minutes or less.
Step 2: Upload the Code Image (PNG, JPEG, WebP) Into a Prompt
Second, click the small
+ icon at the bottom of the page to upload your code screenshot
Then choose the code screenshot as a JPEG, PNG, or WebP file form your computer folder and click
Step 3: Enter Code Recognition Prompt
Now enter the prompt
"Give me the code in the image" or a similar one in the prompting textbox and click submit on the bottom right of your chat window.
Step 4: Copy&Paste Code
Bard has figured out the code from the image! You can now copy and paste it easily by clicking the double paper icon 📄 on the left of the output.
Fantastic, you can use Bard to recognize code (e.g., Python) in an image. That’s currently not natively integrated into ChatGPT!
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