May 27, 2022

Google Adds New Camera Tab in the Google Arts & Culture App

From the Google Blog:

Over the past seven years, we’ve worked with cultural institutions to create experiments and features that help you find your art doppelganger and uncover color connections between images. Together, we created augmented reality features so everybody can dive into a virtual gallery or display life-size artworks, wherever you are.

Today, you can find all of these features in one single place: a new Camera tab in the Google Arts & Culture app.

Features Include:

  • Art Projector shows you actual-size artworks in augmented reality right in front of you, wherever you are.
  • Jump face-first into art with Art Selfie to find artworks that most closely match your facial features
  • Take a snapshot of anything around you and find colorful connections to art using Color Palette.

The new Camera tab will also include Pocket Gallery, a virtual exhibition space and experience that brings together all of Vermeer’s known artworks in one place. All 36 of his paintings—including the famous “Girl with a Pearl Earring” and missing masterpiece “The Concert”—hang lifesize and perfectly lit.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.