How to scan a QR code from an image

There are tons of QR code scanning apps that can scan them with your phone’s camera. Even the default camera app on an iPhone and Samsung phones supports the QR code scanning feature. But what if the QR code is on the screen of the same phone that you are holding? This is how you can scan the QR code of the image that is on the same phone.

Read also: How to scan a QR code from an image on an iPhone

Scan the QR code from the image on Android and iOS

1. Google lens

The Google Lens service comes pre-installed on many Android phones. If you have an iPhone, all you need is to download the Google app and you can find the lens option in the search bar on the home page.

To scan a QR code, simply take a screenshot within an app or on a web page. Now open Google Lens. Here you can see an image option. Just click on it and select the screenshot of the QR code.

Google Lens will scan the image and provide the link to that QR code in a few moments. You also have the option to only select the QR code if the screenshot contains text and other topics.

Download Google Lens (Android) | Google app (iOS)

2. Google Photos

Google Photos and Google Lens are not much different, as Google Photos also uses the Google Lens feature to scan the QR code of photos. Anyway, if you are a Google Photos user and want to scan a QR code of any image, just open that photo in Google Photos, and now you can see a Google Lens option below.

Click on it to start scanning, and just like in the previous step, Google Lens will do the rest and provide you with the link to that QR code.

Quick Tip: You can also use the Google Lens feature on the Gcam to take advantage of this feature.

Download Google photos (Android) | Google photos (iOS)

3. Barcode scanner

Among all the scanning applications, Barcode Scanner is the only application that supports scanning QR codes from images. Just install the app from the Play Store and open it. Now click on the ‘Scan Image’ option and select the QR code image.

Adjust the four corners to select the QR code, the app will provide you the link to the QR code instantly.

The app also has fewer ads and is easy to use. However, Barcode Scanner is only available on Android. If you use an iPhone then Qrafter It makes a lot of sense.

Download Barcode scanner (Android)

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4. Desktop CodeTwo Qr Code reader

CodeTwo QR Code Desktop Reader has many features, including one where you can scan the QR code directly from the screen. So you don’t need to take screenshots just to scan the image. Other than that, you can scan the webcam’s QR code, images, and even the click board.

You can find the result in the QR Code text field. Just right click and select copy to copy the text and paste it into the browser to open the link.

Download QRcode desktop reader (Windows)

5. Zxing Decorder online

Zxing Decorder is the web application to scan QR codes from images. As it is a web application, you can access it regardless of the platform you are on, be it Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux or Chrome OS. Just open the Zxing website and upload the image with the QR code.

Zxing Decoder will decode the QR and provide details extracted from it. You can see the link to the QR code in addition to the analyzed results section. Just select the link and right click and then select the “Go to” option to open the link. That’s it.

Opened Zxing Decorder Online (Website)

Conclusion: scan the QR code from the image

Not all QR codes contain only web links. If the QR code has some other value, it may not open on some platforms. Also, some QR codes like Whatsapp web only work properly while using the Whatsapp QR code scanner.

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