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Pinterest Lens finds recipes based on your weekend brunch pics

There are also revamped food search options and recipe ratings.
Billy Steele
May 23, 2017
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Pinterest announced its image recognition tool back in February, but the company has already added a number of improvements since then. Today, the company is revealing the latest addition to Lens: full dish recognition. This means that when you snap a pic of your plate with the Pinterest app, the software will find full recipes for complete dishes rather than just options based on single ingredients. This update to Lens isn't all the company is doing for aspiring cooks though.

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Pinterest is also adding new food filters to its search tools. Now, you'll be able to narrow down the options based on dietary preference, cook time and ingredients so you can find exactly what you're after a bit faster. There are also ratings and reviews for recipe pins now. When you come across a dish that looks good, you'll be able to read through reviews and comments to see if it actually is before you decide to tackle it.

Earlier this month, Pinterest added the ability for Lens to identify multiple items in the same image as well as handy shortcuts to the image search tool on Android and iOS. It's clear the company is betting big on its image recognition abilities, so we're sure to see even more new features in the near future.

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